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Aira caryophyllea

Common Names

Silvery Hairgrass, Silvery Hair-grass [Atlas of Living Australia]



Name ref

Aira caryophyllea L.


Introduced into Australia. In Australia: WA (naturalised), SA (naturalised), Qld (formerly naturalised), NSW (naturalised), ACT (naturalised), Vic (naturalised), Tas (naturalised) [Australian Plant Name Index]

See Atlas of Living Australia


Recorded from saltmarshes in Victoria [1]


Atlas of Living Australia (ALA): http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Aira+caryophyllea
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI): http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=25496
FloraBase (Western Australia): http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/184
Interim Register of Marine and Non-marine Genera (IRMNG): http://www.marine.csiro.au/mirrorsearch/ir_search.list_species?sp_id=pln10166811

-- JohnBusby - 2011-11-17


  1. Victorian Saltmarsh Study* (2011). Mangroves and coastal saltmarsh of Victoria: distribution, condition, threats and management. Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne. *Paul I Boon, Tim Allen, Jennifer Brook, Geoff Carr, Doug Frood, Chris Harty, Jasmine Hoye, Andrew McMahon, Steve Mathews, Neville Rosengren, Steve Sinclair, Matt White and Jeff Yugovic. (more)