Hoop Mitchell grass is an indicator of good pasture condition where dominant. It is a desirable species and tends to be a decreaser under heavy grazing pressure.
Hoop Mitchell grass is moderately palatable to livestock and is said to have good fattening qualities. It can withstand waterlogging better than barley Mitchell grass.
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Hoop Mitchell grass is an erect perennial grass that can grow to 45–80cm tall, forming slender, leafy tussocks with a thickened hairless butt. The flowering stems are much longer than the leaves and characteristically droop towards the ground. The leaves are long and flat and tend to become rolled and narrow with age. The seed heads occur in long, narrow spikes 12–38cm long. Each seed is tightly held to the seed head.