Hainardia cylindrica (Willd.) Greuter Common Barbgrass
Greuter & Rech.f. & Boissiera, Boissiera 13:177 (1967)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 18 November 1993

Tufted annual, grass-like or herb, 0.4 m high (clumps to 4 m across). Fl. green, Oct to Dec or Mar. Brackish peaty sand, alluvium. Estuary edges, river edges.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Boyup Brook, Brookton, Busselton, Dandaragan, Gingin, Pingelly, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wickepin.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

Alternative Names. One-glumed hardgrass.

General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Annual, caespitose. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water, mammals. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.

Notes. Naturalised in all southern states of Australia, also in Britain, South Africa, the Americas and New Zealand.

Additional information. Origin. Northern Africa, temperate Asia, Europe. History of use/introduction. Ornamental.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Active Growth O O O O O Y Y Y Y Y Y O  
Flowering Y Y             O Y Y Y  
Fruiting U U U                    
Optimum Treatment             U U U U U    

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



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  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program (2009) Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxon/taxonomysimple.aspx - Accessed October 2009.

Project information and acknowledgements