Perennial tussock-forming grass < 75 cm tall. Leaves are soft, green/reddish-purple and < 20 cm long. Flowers are borne in inflorescences that turn purplish with age.
Although perennial veldt grass is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Coastal areas, dunes, scrub, grassland, riparian margins, wetlands, disturbed sites, pastures, plantations, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by wind and attachment to animal coats. Human-mediated dispersal through movement of contaminated machinery and vehicles.
Forms dense stands, outcompeting native plants and altering habitat structure. Increases fire risk.
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.