Pasture species and varieties

Pasture species and varieties used in NSW and listed below are categorised as:

  • temperate or tropical grass
  • temperate or tropical legume
  • native grass
  • pasture herb
  • forage shrub

For a brief explanation of the main pasture plant groups and their characteristics, go to Categories of pasture plants.

For an overview of all species commonly used in NSW read our guide on Pasture varieties used in NSW 2012-13.

The Primefact Introduction to selecting pastures in NSW assists in selecting suitable pasture varieties during pasture improvement.

NameCategory
Annual, Italian and short rotation ryegrass varieties 2010
Temperate grass
Arrowleaf clover
Temperate legume
Atro
Tropical legume
Axillaris
Tropical legume
Bahia grass
Tropical grass
Balansa clover
Temperate legume
Bambatsi panic
Tropical grass
Barrel medic
Temperate legume
Berseem clover
Temperate legume
Biserrula
Temperate legume
Bladder clover
Temperate legume
Blue Dawn (Brunswick grass)
Tropical grass
Bluegrass (Angleton grass)
Tropical grass
Box grass or Knottybutt grass
Native grass
Buffel grass
Tropical grass
Burgundy bean
Tropical legume
Burr medic
Temperate legume
Butterfly pea
Tropical legume
Caucasian clover
Temperate legume
Chicory
Pasture herb
Cocksfoot
Temperate grass
Common wheatgrass
Native grass
Consol lovegrass
Tropical grass
Coolamon Subterranean clover
Temperate legume
Coolatai grass
Tropical grass
Cotton panic grass
Native grass
Cowpea
Tropical legume
Creeping bluegrass
Tropical grass
Creeping vigna
Tropical legume
Crimson clover
Temperate legume
Curly Mitchell grass
Native grass
Curly Windmill grass
Native grass
Desmanthus
Tropical legume
Digit grass
Tropical grass
Disc medic
Temperate legume
Floren bluegrass
Tropical grass
Forage peanut
Tropical legume
Forest bluegrass
Tropical grass
French serradella
Temperate legume
Gama medic
Temperate legume
Gatton panic
Tropical grass
Giant Bermuda Couch grass
Tropical grass
Gland clover
Temperate legume
Glycine
Tropical legume
Grazing brome
Temperate grass
Green panic
Tropical grass
Greenleaf desmodium
Tropical legume
Hairy panic
Tropical grass
Hybrid Disc medic
Temperate legume
Hybrid Serradella
Temperate legume
Indian bluegrass
Tropical grass
Izmir Subterranean clover
Temperate legume
Kangaroo grass
Native grass
Kenya clover
Temperate legume
Kikuyu
Tropical grass
Lablab
Tropical legume
Lotononis
Tropical legume
Lotus - Birdsfoot trefoil
Temperate legume
Lotus - Greater lotus
Temperate legume
Lovegrass
Tropical grass
Lucerne
Temperate legume
Marc Desmanthus
Tropical legume
Mintaro Subterranean clover
Temperate legume
Mitchell grass
Native grass
Molasses grass
Tropical grass
Murex medic
Temperate legume
Namoi Woolly pod vetch
Temperate legume
Napier Subterranean clover
Temperate legume
Narrow leaf plantain
Pasture herb
Native millet
Native grass
Neverfail
Native grass
Old man saltbush
Forage shrub
Paddock lovegrass
Native grass
Panic grasses for pastures
Temperate grass
Paspalum
Tropical grass
Pasture Brome
Temperate grass
Perennial brome grasses
Temperate grass
Perennial ryegrass
Temperate grass
Perennial veldt grass
Temperate grass
Persian clover
Temperate legume
Phalaris
Temperate grass
Phoenix, Venture and Matador - Birdsfoot trefoil cultivars
Temperate legume
Plains grass
Native grass
Plantain
Pasture herb
Poa tussock or tussock grass
Native grass
Prairie grass
Temperate grass
Puccinellia
Temperate grass
Purple clover
Temperate legume
Purple pigeon grass
Tropical grass
Purple wiregrass
Native grass
Queensland bluegrass
Native grass
Red clover
Temperate legume
Red grass
Native grass
Rhodes grass
Tropical grass
Ringed wallaby grass or white top
Native grass
Rose clover
Temperate legume
Rough speargrass or Corkscrew grass
Native grass
Round-leafed cassia
Tropical legume
Ryegrass - Annual
Temperate grass
Saraji Sabigrass
Tropical grass
Serradella
Temperate legume
Setaria
Tropical grass
Shaw Creeping vigna
Tropical legume
Silky browntop
Native grass
Silvertop (or redanther) wallaby grass
Native grass
Slender rats tail grass or native parramatta grass
Native grass
Slender serradella
Temperate legume
Snail medic
Temperate legume
Snow grass
Native grass
Sphere medic
Temperate legume
Strand medic
Temperate legume
Strawberry clover
Temperate legume
Strickland fingergrass
Tropical grass
Subterranean clover
Temperate legume
Sulla
Temperate legume
Talish clover
Temperate legume
Tall fescue
Temperate grass
Tall speargrasses
Native grass
Tall wheatgrass
Temperate grass
Tall windmill grass
Native grass
Timothy
Temperate grass
Trophy White clover
Temperate legume
Urana Subterranean clover
Temperate legume
Wallaby grass
Native grass
Warrego summer grass
Native grass
Water couch
Native grass
Weeping grass (Microleana)
Native grass
White clover
Temperate legume
Windmill grass
Native grass
Wire grass
Native grass
Woolly pod vetch
Temperate legume
Yellow serradella
Temperate legume