Dichanthium sericeum

Family Poaceae

Queensland Bluegrass

Erect perennial to 50 cm high, densely branched at the base with blue-green leaves. Inflorescence on 40 cm  long stems. May live up to 4 years.

Flowers: Summer. Wind-pollinated.

Fruit: Dry single seeded. Produced late summer to autumn.

Seed: Probably dispersed by adhesion.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Found localised in grasslands and disturbed sites at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Tolerates some mowing.
  • Often found on roadsides.
  • C4 warm season metabolism.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Dicanthium sericeum plant

Dicanthium sericeum flower

Dicanthium sericeum fruit