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Heteropogon contortus (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Bunch Speargrass

Syst.Veg. 2:836 (1817)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Densely tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.5-1 m high. Fl. green, Jan to Aug. Sandy clay, clay, red sand, laterite, basalt, sandstone.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 19 November 1993


IBRA Regions
Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Darwin Coastal, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Berkeley, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, Keep, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Pentecost, Perth, Pindanland, Purnululu, Roebourne, Rudall, South Kimberley Interzone.
IMCRA Regions
Canning, Kimberley, King Sound.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Broome, Cocos Islands, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Joondalup, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.