Erect, wiry, perennial tussock < 1.3 m tall. Shoots are slightly swollen at base. Leaves are < 30 cm long, with green tops and silver undersides. Seed heads are large, drooping and purplish.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal areas, open woodlands, forest margins, grasslands.
Seeds dispersed by water, attachment to livestock and contamination of hay and machinery.
Displaces native coastal plants and desirable pasture species.
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.