Heteropogon contortus (L.) Roem. & Schult. Bunch Speargrass
Syst.Veg. 2:836 (1817)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Friday 19 November 1993

Densely tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.5-1 m high. Fl. green, Jan to Aug. Sandy clay, clay, red sand, laterite, basalt, sandstone.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Berkeley, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Perth, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Canning, Groote, Kimberley, King Sound.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Cocos Islands, Derby/west Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Joondalup, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.