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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