Hare's-tail Grass
Murray Mallee Region
Echidna Grass
Echidna Grass (Triodia scariosa)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Grasses & Sedges (Poales)
Family: Grass (Poaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Echidna Grass (Triodia scariosa)
This Photo:     🔍Patch🔎
Other names: Porcupine Grass or Spinifex

Thank you Darren Schmitke for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Alan Bedggood said "Triodia species are hard to determine without access to the flower spike and, preferably, a couple of individual florets. The size and shape of the three lobes on the floret is diagnostic. The presence or absence of resin on the leaves and sheaths helps"

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This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)