Lachnagrostis semibarbata var. semibarbata

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spikelets 5–7 mm long; lemma to 4.5 mm long, densely hairy in lower three-quarters; awn 7.5–12.5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, VVP, Wim. Scattered from near Melbourne to the South Australian border, mainly in grassland, occasionally woodland communities in somewhat saline depressions of the volcanic plain, but also known from seasonal, slightly brackish swampy sites east of Melbourne (e.g. Cranbourne, Safety Beach, Giffard, Sale areas).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Agrostis aemula var. setifolia (Hook.f.) Vickery).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-10-16
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lachnagrostis semibarbata var. semibarbata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lachnagrostis semibarbata var. semibarbata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native