Dichelachne micrantha

Family Poaceae

Short-hair Plumegrass

Tufted perennial to 1 m high, with fine roots up to 5 cm long. Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: Spring. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry single seeded with long awn.

Seed: Dispersed by wind and adhesion.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland and grassland habitat in full sun.
  • Widespread in woodland and grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire.
  • C3 cool season metabolism.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Dichelachne micrantha flower

Dichelachne micrantha fruit