A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. Spinifex hirsutus (black grass) and Spinifex longifolius are useful as sand binders. Spinifex paradoxusis a valuable perennial fodder plant. Also, a plant of this genus.
Any of several Australian grasses of the genus Tricuspis, which often form dense, almost impassable growth, their leaves being stiff and sharp-pointed.
A thick brush plant growing in dense blankets on coastal plains. Harbors a great many small animals such as hopping mice, superb blue wrens, etc.
spiky grass that grows in the desert
A grass which grows in large, distinctive clumps or hummocks in the driest areas of central and western Australia.
Unlike the plants of the related genus Triodia, Spinifex species are found only in wet habitats along coastlines. It is often planted along coastal regions, in snow drifts and to bind sand along the seashore.