National Recovery Plan for Adamson's Blown-grass (Lachnagrostis adamsonii)
Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
- National Recovery Plan for Adamson's Blown-grass (Lachnagrostis adamsonii) (PDF - 137 KB) | (RTF - 554 KB)
Adamson's Blown-grass (Lachnagrostis adamsonii) is a tufted, short-lived perennial grass endemic to south-western Victoria, where it grows adjacent to saline wetlands and watercourses. The species was known from about 70 locations, but has declined or been lost from many of these in recent years. Major threats to remaining populations include drought, weed invasion, changed hydrology from tree plantations, grazing and disturbance from ploughing/cropping and road maintenance. Lachnagrostis adamsonii is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and as Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act). This is the first recovery plan for L. adamsonii and details its distribution, habitat, threats and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.