Eragrostis interrupta simplicior Domin
Eragrostis interrupta subsinguliflora Domin
Poa tenella R.Br.
Poa tenellula Kunth
Sporobolus lindleyi (Steud.) Benth.
Sporobolus pallidus Lindl.
Vilfa lindleyi Steud.
Eragrostis tenellula is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia.
By coasts and around salt marshes in Victoria[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. There is some confusion over the correct name for this species, it might be better known as S. virginicus pallidus[
]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any well drained soil in a sunny position[
Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a flour then made into a paste and baked[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in a greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring of the following year.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.