Herb: Plume Grass
Latin name: Dichelachne crinita
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Plume Grass:Basaltic plains in Victoria. Open forest or cleared areas on sandy soils.
Other uses of the herb:A strong paper is made from the fibrous stems.
Propagation of Plume Grass:Seed - sow in spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Prick out the plants into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle, grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Basaltic plains in Victoria. Open forest or cleared areas on sandy soils.
Medicinal use of Plume Grass:None known
Known hazards of Dichelachne crinita:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.