Long-lived, dense, deeply rooted perennial tussock-forming sedge < 50 cm tall. Leaves are dark green to yellow-green with dull sheaths. Flowers are small, brown/green and borne on thin arching stems in inflorescences on long flower spikes.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021:
Pasture, forest, forest margins, grasslands, lawns.
Sets seed, vegetative spread from rhizomes. Seeds and rhizomes dispersed by water, soil movement and attachment to birds and livestock. Human-mediated dispersal through contamination of machinery.
Competes with native grass species. Displaces pasture species, invades apple orchards and threatens horticultural plants by acting as a potential reservoir for rust fungi.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.