Native grasses
Native grasses: an identification handbook for temperate Australia third edition

By Meredith Mitchell


Published in 2002 by CSIRO Landlink Press, colour plates, wiro bound, 42 pages


Price $A24.95 plus $A8.00 postage within Australia, overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 064306656X or ISBN 9780643066564

This is an easy-to-use tool for identifying some of the most common native grasses in temperate Australia. The text describes 17 species in detail, covering general features as well as specific distinguishing features. Full colour photographs of the whole plant, as well as close-ups of significant parts of the plants such as the seedhead, leaf blade, seed and ligule, accompany each species description. The handbook provides advice on grassland management as well as providing a greater understanding of the value of native grasses in terms of their benefit to the environment, agriculture, landscaping and upland hydrology.


Table of contents




Generalised anatomy of a grass

Cane Wire Grass, Wallaby Grass, Spear Grass, Red Grass, Windmill Grass, Tall Windmill Grass, Silky Blue Grass, Cotton Panic Grass, Spreading Umbrella Grass, Common Wheat Grass, Nineawn Grass, Curly Windmill Grass, Brown's Lovegrass, Weeping Grass, Tussock Grass, Snow Grass, Kangaroo Grass


Further reading