Anemanthele lessoniana (Steud.) Veldkamp

New Zealand Wind Grass, Pheasant’s Tail Grass

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Anemanthele

Category: Grass

Size: 3' tall with blooms

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Blooms in early summer with feathery inflorescences


'autumn Tints' - foliage red to orange in late summer

'Gold Hue' - foliage gold in late summer


Native to New Zealand.

Published in Acta Bot. Neerl. 34: 108. 1985. The name is unresolved in PlantList but accepted in Tropicos and ARS-Grin. Basionym is Agrostis lessoniana Steud.

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