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Native and introduced grasses of the noosa biosphere reserve and surrounding regions. Most australian grasses are as spectacularly beautiful and the finest the rest of the world has to offer, while naturally being better adapted to our varied australian climates. They are a valuable grazing resource and component of biodiversity in the region, as well as providing food and habitat for native animals. A lot of research is being carried out into the suitability of grasses native to use as lawns in australia, one promising species is microlaena. The best australian native grasses to use as lawns. Chivers, 9780646516332, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. High quality australian native grasses native seeds. Australian grasses, a gardeners guide to native grasses, sedges, rushes and grasstrees.974 725 1232 220 712 891 1302 1499 796 169 839 1343 31 1539 433 1250 1117 398 1151 512 1026 251 494 698 1362 1136 1540 539 196 70 673 854 795 563 672 255 1393 882 1403 1477