Microlaena. See more ideas about grass, weeping, grass type. Nov 1, 2012 - Explore Native Seeds Pty Ltd's board "Weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides)" on Pinterest. Common Name: Weeping Grass . Genus. Step 2: buy native seed. Growth height. It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. Suitable pH: acid and … It is noted for attracting wildlife. Microlaena stipoides is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in) at a fast rate. (microlaena), a C-3 perennial grass, is common within grazed native pastures in the high-rainfall zone (>550mm average annual rainfall) of south-eastern Australia. Weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides) Native to most of the wetter zones of Australia and New Zealand, this cool climate species is as tolerant of dry conditions as the most drought-tolerant warm-season grasses. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Microlaena stipoides. Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) Australia's most important native grass, Microlaena has a widespread distribution right across Australia from the Alps to the tropics including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and their metropolitan areas. Microlaena stipoides - Meadow Rice Grass, Paatiitii, weeping rice grass - A grass that is native to New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. Family. Height: Can be … R.Br. Microlaena stipoides (Labill.) Weeping grass is fine, soft and produces weeping seed heads from December to May. Developed by the University of New England apparently specifically for lawns. Good habitat. Microlaena is a genus of grass with a single species Microlaena stipoides or Ehrharta stipoides.It occurs naturally in all states of Australia as well as in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. Good forage and highly competitive. Variable grass with graceful arching stems; Spreads by seed and underground stems; Bird and butterfly attracting Microlaena stipoides (Weeping rice-grass) C3 tufted perennial of variable form; long arching stalk and seedhead; tolerates high grazing pressure when actively growing late spring, and autumn if summer or early autumn rain November–December and after summer rain little or no dormancy will germinate and establish all year round if Predominantly east of the Olympic Highway. What is GBIF? Presence in Australia. Type: Grass Features:. Weeping grass, Microlaena stipoides, is the best choice if you want to create a normal-looking lawn as it can be mown and it stays green all year. Habit: grass Description: "Slender rhizomatous perennials; culms ascending or erect, usually decumbent at base, 30-75 cm tall, glabrous.Sheaths 2-6 cm long, shorter than internodes, glabrous or retrorsely scabrous; ligule membranous, 0.2-0.5 mm long, margins erose; blades flat, 3-8 (-14) cm long, 2-3 mm wide, glabrous or scaberulous, margins scabrous. ... Propagation. Microlaena stipoides (Labill.) R.Br. Have tried this variety out myself and it has a very similar growth habit to tall fescue. Botanical Name: Microlaena stipoides Common Name: Weeping Grass . Dataset GBIF Backbone Taxonomy Rank SPECIES ... Ehrharta stipoides Name Homonyms Microlaena stipoides (Labill.) Up to 0.7m. Sowed my first Griffin Microlaena stipoides lawn in Toorak. Wildlife. Type: Spreads short distances by rhizomes underground. R.Br. The grass grows best in acidic soils. Common names meadow ricegrass in English weeping grass in English. Could safely say it is the first Microlaena lawn in Toorak period. From seed, which germinates readily, or from division. Poaceae. It produces delicate, drooping stalks of spikelets. It has also been introduced into Hawaii and Reunion Island and has been reported as invasive in …