Whitehorse City Council

Grasses, Lilies & Tufting Plants

Arranged alphabetically by botanical name.

Click on the links below for a detailed fact sheet of each species. Each fact sheet contains practical information and photos to help residents choose the right plant for their garden including the height, width, flowering times and requirements of each indigenous plant. 

Botanical Name Common Name
Arthropodium milleflorum Pale Vanilla Lily
Arthropodium strictum Chocolate Lily
Austrodanthonia fulva Copper-awned Wallaby Grass
Austrodanthonia geniculata Kneed Wallaby Grass
Austrodanthonia linkii var. linkii Leafy Wallaby Grass
Austrodanthonia racemosa Clustered Wallaby Grass
Austrodanthonia setacea Small-flowered Wallaby Grass, Bristly Wallaby Grass
Austrostipa rudis Veined Spear Grass
Bulbine bulbosa Bulbine Lily
Caesia calliantha Blue Grass Lily
Caesia parviflora Pale Grass Lily
Dianella longifolia Pale Flax Lily
Dianella revoluta Black Anther Flax-Lily, Spreading Flax-Lily
Dianella tasmanica Tasman Flax-lily
Dichelachne crinita Long-hair Plume Grass
Joycea pallida Silver Top Wallaby Grass, Red Anther Wallaby Grass
Lepidosperma laterale Variable Sword-Sedge
Lomandra filiformis Wattle Mat-rush
Lomandra longifolia Spiny-headed Mat-rush
Microlaena stipoides Weeping Grass
Patersonia Occidentalis Long Purple Flag
Poa ensiformis Purple-sheath Tussock Grass
Poa labillardierei Common Tussock Grass
Poa morrisii Velvet Tussock Grass
Poa sieberiana Grey Tussock Grass
Stylidium graminifolium Grass Trigger Plant
Themeda triandra Kangaroo Grass
Xanthorrhoea minor Small Grass Tree