Austrostipa semibarbataCommon name: Bearded Speargrass

Meaning of name: Austrostipa is from the Latin words austro, meaning southern, and stipa, meaning fibre. Semibarbata is from the Latin words semi, meaning half, and barbatus, meaning bearded.

Distribution: Occurs from Perth to Albany.

Remarks: A tufted perennial to 60 centimetres tall. Flowers appear from August to November.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Description and key to the identification of Grasses in South-Western Australia. JG Paterson. 1992.