White grass is considered an intermediate species in most pasture types, except white grass/bundle-bundle pastures, where it is considered an indicator of good pasture condition and is desirable. It is initially an increaser under heavy grazing, but may decrease under continued or very heavy grazing pressure.
White grass is not usually eaten by livestock. It may be grazed if nothing more palatable is around.
Red soils, loams, sandy soils.
White grass is a tufted, erect perennial grass that can grow to 100cm tall, with slender brittle stems. The leaves are up to 30cm long and dry off to give the plant a characteristic white colour when mature. The seed head consists of a single spike that is 6–10cm long and has a rat’s tail appearance. It flowers from February to May.