Perennial, dense, deep-rooted, tussock-forming sedge < 90 cm tall. Leaves are long, drooping and sharp-edged. Flowers are small and borne on drooping inflorescences < 90 cm long. Seeds are heavy, green/pale brown and ripen in late summer. Multiple flower/seed filaments originate from the same point on the stalk.
To help protect our environment:
Pasture, forest margins, gardens.
Seeds dispersed by gravity and animals. Vegetative spread from tillers and root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through contamination of soil and machinery.
Forms dense swards in poor or overgrazed pasture. Unpalatable to livestock and reduces pasture productivity. May suppress growth of native grasses or other short stature plants in grassland or scrub ecosystems.
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.