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Barbed Wire Grass

  • perennial (plant that lives for more than 2 years) clumped grass to 1.5m


  • bluish-green, narrow linear tapered leaves
  • 40cm long with rough underside
  • lemon-scented when touched


  • red-brown spikelets, turned back like spikes on barbed wire-fencing
  • in pairs, partially enclosed by leafy sheath
  • stem reddish-green

Fauna Use

  • habitat for small, ground-dwelling mammals, reptiles and frogs