Native Grasses
An Identification Handbook for Temperate Australia
Edition: 3

Paper: 978 0 643 06656 4 / $24.95
 
Published: January 2002  

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
48 pp., 6 3/4" x "
color illus throughout

Series: Landlinks Press
Native Grasses: Identification Handbook for Temperate Australia is an easy-to-use tool for identifying some of the most common native grasses in temperate Australia. The text describes 17 species in detail, covering general features as well as specific distinguishing features. Full-color photographs of the whole plant, as well as close-ups of significant parts of the plants such as the seedhead, leaf blade, seed and ligule, accompany each species description.

The handbook provides advice on grassland management as well as highlighting the benefits of native grasses to the environment, agriculture, landscaping and upland hydrology.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements; Introduction;; Glossary; Generalised Anatomy of a Grass; Cane Wire Grass; Wallaby Grass; Spear Grass; Red Grass; Windmill Grass; Tall Windmill Grass; Silky Blue Grass; Cotton Panic Grass; Spreading Umbrella Grass; Common wheat Grass; Nineawn Grass; Curly Windmill Grass; Brown’s Lovegrass; Weeping Grass; Tussock Grass; Snow Grass; Kangaroo Grass; References; Further Reading.



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Reviews & Endorsements:
“… great, little, easy-to-use tool for identifying some of the most common grasses in temperate Australia … Highly recommended!!”

- The Greening Australian
“With the current upsurge of interest in native grasses, this is a timely and easy-to-use field guide for identifying some of the most common native grasses in temperate Australia.”



- Grass Roots