Rostraria pumila (Desf.) Tzvelev

Novosti Sist.Vyssh.Rast. 7:48 (1971)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Tufted annual, grass-like or herb, 0.05-0.2 m high. Fl. green, Jul to Oct. Grey, black or red sand, sandy clay, clay, limestone. Roadsides, sand dunes, cliff slopes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 24 November 1993


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Geraldton Hills, Hampton, Mardabilla, Merredin, Nullarbor Plain, Perth, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions
Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Eucla, Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Cue, Dalwallinu, Dundas, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kent, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Murchison, Narembeen, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Trayning, Wanneroo, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Perennial, caespitose. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.

Additional information.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Active Growth           Y Y Y Y        
Flowering                 Y Y      

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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