Poa labillardierei

Family Poaceae

Tussock Grass

Coarse, densely tussocky perennial grass to 1 m high, with radiating roots. Longevity 5 - 25 years.

Flowers: Mainly spring after adequate rain. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one seeded ,indehiscent.

Seed: Local dispersal by gravity and water.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Open woodland and grassland.
  • Common and localised in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire.
  • C3 cool season metabolism.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Poa labillardierei plant

Poa labillardierei flower