General Description: A non-tufted, sparsely-leafed, robust, perennial grass with flower stems to 1.5 m tall. Inflorescence is a congested, cylindrical, spike-like panicle 6-15 cm long with tiny flowers.
Leaves are mainly along the stems.
Flowers and Fruit: Flowering stems usually 0.5-1m, one dense flower spike per stem is cylindrical or conical, light green with a purplish hue, flowers from October to May.
Site Preference and Tolerances: Occurs in a range of vegetation communities. This is the most widespread and variable Deyeuxia in Victoria, usually occurring in poorly drained areas within a wide range of vegetation types, but not in tall forests or high-alpine situations. Grows in full sun or semi shade.
Life Span: This is a perennial grass and persists well in the Australian environment.
Wildlife Value: Eaten by seed eating fauna.
Other Values and Uses: An attractive grass in flower. Can be grown in cottage gardens, under established trees, in rockeries and on embankments, especially if the ground is moist for part of the year.
Germination Information: Usually grows well in a few weeks without any treatment.