Grass and GrassesBuffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) Fairy Grass (Sporobolus caroli) Finger Grass (Chloris barbata) Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) Silkyheads (Cymbopogon obtectus) Wanderrie Grass (Eriachne sp)

Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), previously called Themeda australis, is one of the widespread grasses across Australia, as well as across the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs, NT
Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs, NT

A perennial tussock forming grass, it grows between 60 to 90 centimetres high and about 22 centimetres wide. A green grass that becomes reddish brown at maturity.

Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs, NT
Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Monocots
  • Clade: Commelinids
  • Order: Poales
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Subfamily: Panicoideae
  • Genus: Themeda
  • Species: T. triandra
  • Binomial name: Themeda triandra
  • Synonyms:
    Themeda australis
Lynx Spider (Oxyopes) on Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs, NT
Lynx Spider (Oxyopes sp) on Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs, NT

Grass and GrassesBuffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) Fairy Grass (Sporobolus caroli) Finger Grass (Chloris barbata) Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) Silkyheads (Cymbopogon obtectus) Wanderrie Grass (Eriachne sp)

SpinifexSoft Spinifex (Triodia pungens) Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides)