Coast Spear Grass

Austrostipa stipoides (Hook.f.) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett

It is a densely tufted tussock with narrow, prickly, inrolled leaves and flowering stems or culms. The flowers form a narrow panicle from October to March and the hairy seeds have a long awn up to 4 cm long. The sharp, pointed seeds that can penetrate the skin, mouths and eyes of stock


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What habitats does Austrostipa stipoides live in?

Coastal sea-cliffs, coastal dune scrub

What is the distribution of Austrostipa stipoides?

South-eastern Australia and New Zealand

How big does Austrostipa stipoides grow?

can grow to around 90cm high

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