Scientific Name

Cymbopogon refractus
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.