- native grass for dark clay soils
- very reliable establishment
- adapted to lower soil nitrogen levels
- does not stand very heavy grazing.
Queensland bluegrass is a native on the black soil downs of Queensland, but is also
found on basalts and in Mitchell grass country.
It is an erect tufted perennial regarded as a valuable grazing species but, being early
flowering, tends to become rather stemmy.
Queensland blue grass will survive on lower soil nitrogen than many introduced grasses,
and thus persists under nitrogen run-down; however, it declines under very high grazing
Seed is sometimes harvested and can be used to return run-down cultivation
land to permanent pasture. Seedlings establish very reliably, and can
be mixed with, for example, purple pigeon grass or Bambatsi
as a longer-term component for a pasture.