Sporobolus pyramidalis

Sporobolus pyramidalis

(Giant Rat’s tail Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Sporobolus pyramidalis

Common name(s)

Giant Rat’s tail Grass (CLASS 2)

Flower colour; life form

Grass, tufted 90-170 cm tall.

Distinguishing features

Stems tough and wiry. Inflorescence changes from a compact ‘spike’ when young to a panicle when mature. Up to 55 cm long, grey-green, primary branches 5-10 cm long.

Sporobolus pyramidalis