Sporobolus creber

Family Poaceae

Tufted perennial grass to 1 m high, with radiating roots. Longevity 2- 5 years.

Flowers: Summer, wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one seeded, indehiscent fruit.

Seed: Locally dispersed. Seeds dormant.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassy woodland habitat.
  • Frequent in woodland and grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts from the base after fire.
  • C4 warm season metabolism

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Sporobolus creber flower

Sporobolus creber fruit