A tall grass with a very small, sparse tuft of leaves at the base. The plant is best identified by the inflorescence, a narrow plume (narrower than that of Austrostipa densiflora (p.76), for example) borne on a stalk reaching roughly 1 metre in height. The seed is small and pale and carries a narrow, curved awn. These awns protrude from the inflorescence and give it a fluffy appearance.
Germinates well from untreated seed.
Spring and summer.
Not common. Populations occur in Mates Gully TSR, The Rock and Livingstone NP. May occur in other easterly sites.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery