Prickly Spear Grass

Scientific NameAustrostipa stipoides
Size and formA golden-brown, dense, prickly and tufted tussock grass.
Flowers, leaves and fruitFlower inflorescence is a panicle that occurs within the tussock foliage. Flowers occur from October to March. Erect and inrolled foliage with a pointed tip.
Growing conditionsSuitable for well-drained soils in a full-sun position. It is found growing close to the shoreline or estuarine edges and is thus very tolerant of salt spray. It is a popular, tough grass very suitable to coastal areas.