Grass-like or herb.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Harvey.
Alternative Names. Sea Timothy grass, sand cat's tail.
General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Annual, caespitose. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3. Seedbank persistence. 1-7 years.
Notes. Shows considerable phenotypic plasticity, especially in height, number of tillers and number of spikelets per infloresence. Occurs naturally in open habitats, particularly on free-draining sands poor in nitrogen and phosphorous and rich in calcium. Sensitive to shade. Seedlings are highly sensitive to drought.
Additional information. Origin. United Kingdom, Mediterranean.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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