Eriochloa pseudoacrotricha

Family Poaceae

Early Spring Grass

Loosely tufted, short lived, perennial grass to 1 m high. Longevity to 5 years.

Flowers: Summer, wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, single seeded indehiscent.

Seed: No specialised dispersal mechanism.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassland habitat.
  • Occasional in grassland and roadsides at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Colonises open sites.
  • Seed reported eaten by Stubble Quail.
  • C4 warm season metabolism.
Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland