Perennial clumping grass < 1 m tall. Stems and leaves are green and turn purplish, then orange, then straw coloured with age. Flowers are straw-coloured and borne in inflorescences.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed sites, poor soils, open habitats.
Seeds dispersed by wind and attachment to animal pelts.
Highly competitive, smothers existing vegetation and alters soil composition via allelopathy.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. Please report to Auckland Council.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.