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Scientific Name

Cymbopogon refractus
Category:
Backyard Habitat Native Plant, Native Plants

This clump forming grass grows to 1m when in flower.

It is named for its seed heads, which look like barbed wire.

It is a hardy grass suitable for nutrient poor areas, which grows in most soil types and prefers full sun to light shade.

Its leaves have a lemon-scented smell when crushed.

Native grasses provide a permanent ground cover, reducing soil erosion, increasing water filtration and providing habitat and food.