Tufted perennial sedge < 80 cm tall. Rhizome is woody with a < 3.5 mm diameter. Flowers are green, maturing to pale brown and borne in overlapping spikes in inflorescences in spring – early summer. Seed is a < 2 x 1.5 mm, yellow/brown obovoid nut.
To help protect our environment, after the RPMP has been operational for one year, you:
Wet shores, marshy areas, brackish habitats, upstream riparian areas, lake margins, wet meadows, tussock communities, irrigation channels, pasture.
Seeds dispersed by water, soil and possibly animal movement. Vegetative spread from rhizomes, dispersed by soil, water and animal movement.
Forms dense swards, excluding native species and sometimes causing loss of plant zonation across brackish coastal habitats.
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.