Part of the flowering group of plants known
commonly as Mulla Mullas, the Long Tails are
an erect, sometimes sprawling herb that can grow up to 2 metres high.
Characterised by its flower spikes, that start off short and extend into a long
narrow cylinder shape. Usually pale green-yellow in colour, there is also a
red-brown form known locally as the Red Pussytail.
The plant is quite common on sand dunes, stony and red sandy soils. The
following found growing across the Ilparpa Claypans. They are also often seen
growing off the side of the highway.