Ilparpa Claypans FloraAnnual Yellowtop (Senecio gregorii) Apple Bush (Pterocaulon sphacelatum) Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) Button grass (Dactyloctenium radulans) Centipeda crateriformis Cyperus sp Goatshead Burr (Sclerolaena bicornis) Golden Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum) Invisible Plant (Siemssenia capillaris) Longtails (Ptilotus polystachyus) Nardoo (Marsilea drummondii) Pink Everlasting (Schoenia cassiniana) Polycarpaea corymbosa var brevifolia Red Pussytail (Ptilotus polystachyus) Schenkia australis Small-Leaf Swainson-Pea (Swainsona microphylla) Tiny Purslane (Calandrinia pumila) Tiny Purslane (White form) Variable Daisy (Brachyscome ciliaris) Wahlenbergia capillaris Yellow Billybutton (Calocephalus platycephalus)

Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans) is a native species found throughout Australia. It is a short tussock grass up to 20 cm. The leaves are soft, green, and broad. This grass produces distinctive ‘button’ seedheads. Often seen germinating after summer rainfall.

A common grass that is found in a variety of habitats including sandy creeklines, red earths, claypans and drainage depressions.

Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT
Button Grass (Dactyloctenium radulans), Ilparpa Claypans, NT

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

Footnote & References

  1. The Alice Springs Bush Regeneration Handbook, by Andy Vinter (2012), ISBN 978-0-646-58810-0, c/- Land for Wildlife and Garden for Wildlife, Alice Springs

Ilparpa Claypans FloraAnnual Yellowtop (Senecio gregorii) Apple Bush (Pterocaulon sphacelatum) Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) Button grass (Dactyloctenium radulans) Centipeda crateriformis Cyperus sp Goatshead Burr (Sclerolaena bicornis) Golden Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum) Invisible Plant (Siemssenia capillaris) Longtails (Ptilotus polystachyus) Nardoo (Marsilea drummondii) Pink Everlasting (Schoenia cassiniana) Polycarpaea corymbosa var brevifolia Red Pussytail (Ptilotus polystachyus) Schenkia australis Small-Leaf Swainson-Pea (Swainsona microphylla) Tiny Purslane (Calandrinia pumila) Tiny Purslane (White form) Variable Daisy (Brachyscome ciliaris) Wahlenbergia capillaris Yellow Billybutton (Calocephalus platycephalus)

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