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The Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides) is is a compact tussock grass with leaves that grow to approximately 50 cm high with a sharply pointed tip. The T. brizoides are usually blue-green in colour when actively growing. The flower / seed heads arise out of the foliage to about 90 cm. The seed head is loose and open with straw coloured seeds that usually weeps or droops to one side.

Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Lilianae
  • Order: Poales
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Genus: Triodia
  • Species: Triodia brizoides

Footnote & References

  1. Triodia brizoides N.T.Burb., Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2902109
  2. Weeping Spinifex, Alice Springs Desert Park, https://alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/connect-with-nature/plants/plants/weeping-spinifex

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