Aristida contorta F.Muell.
Bunched Kerosene Grass

Reference
Trans.& Proc.Victorian Inst.Advancem.Sci. 1854-1855:44 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Tufted annual or perennial (short-lived), grass-like or herb, 0.12-0.44 m high. Fl. brown, Feb to Jun. Red, white or yellow sand, red or brown clay, loam.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 15 October 1993
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Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Jarrah Forest, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Tanami, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions
Ashburton, Augustus, Cape Range, Carlisle, Carnegie, Central, Chichester, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Hart, Katanning, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Maralinga, Mardabilla, McLarty, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Nullarbor Plain, Perth, Pindanland, Purnululu, Recherche, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, Southern Cross, South Kimberley Interzone, Tallering, Tanami Desert, Trainor, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions
Central West Coast, Pilbara (nearshore), Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Ashburton, Beverley, Broome, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cue, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Derby-West Kimberley, Dowerin, Dundas, East Pilbara, Esperance, Exmouth, Gingin, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Koorda, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Murchison, Murray, Narembeen, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northam, Northampton, Nungarin, Perenjori, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Port Hedland, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Swan, Tammin, Toodyay, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wickepin, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.