Found in open areas, including Nungurner roadsides, this grass has distinctive flower heads that turn from fresh green to russet brown over the summer months.
It is attractive as an ornamental grass in gardens and is a good gap filler. It has a fibrous root system that helps bind soil, therefore reducing erosion, and it is drought-resistant.
Birds are attracted to kangaroo grass for its seeds and for nesting material. It also attracts butterflies as it is a food source for caterpillars.