Ottochloa gracillima (POACEAE) Graceful Grass

Plants to Plant

Slender spreading perennial grass to 30 cm high. Leaves are 3-8 cm long. Grows in shady areas often near water. Coastal districts north from Gosford. Roots at the nodes. This graceful Ottochloa can form quite thick mats and drifts if left alone. Will die back in dry periods but recover in wetter times when it may out compete weedy ground covers.

 Photo: Anne Jones