Botanical Name: Poa clelandii

Common Name: Matted Tussock Grass

Type: Grass 60 – 80 cm high x several metres spread


  • Loose or dense rhizomatous tussock, new tufts forming at a distance from parent
  • Erect, ovate to lanceolate panicle of purplish spikelets; September – January
  • Bird and butterfly attracting
  • Needs little attention other than a trim once a year or less frequently


  • Full sun to semi-shade
  • Moist soil

Aboriginal use:

  • Leaves used for string and basket-making
Poa clelandii (Matted tussock grass)