Sporobolus subtilis F.Muell.
Common Name: Fairy Grass
Flowerheads are delicate, broad, open panicles to 25cm long with very fine branches. Spikelets are numerous and tiny (about 1 mm long).
Photograph by: Harry Rose
Sporobolus caroli is a clump-forming, annual to perennial grass with culms up to 60cm tall.
The seed is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory.
Floodplains in clay soils[
]. Grows on floodplains of inland rivers and creeks; also roadsides, wasteland and other disturbed sites[
A plant of warm temperate to tropical areas of Australia.
Species in this genus generally succeed in any well drained soil in a sunny position[
]. This species is often found in seasonally inundated soils.
Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a flour[
]. The seed is small but it falls easily from the husk[
Seed - sow in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
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