Perennial prostrate or erect grass < 1.5 m tall. Roots are fibrous and < 50 cm deep. Leaves are < 7 mm wide, rolled inwards and bright green to blue-green. Flowers are white and borne in < 20 x 30 cm loose panicles on arching stems in November-December. Seeds are blackish purple.
To help protect our environment:
Scrub, grassland, coastal areas, cliffs, riparian margins, gravel beds, wasteland, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by wind and water. Vegetative spread. Human-mediated dispersal through contamination of vehicles, livestock and clothing.
May displace native vegetation and alter invertebrate communities. Low palatability to livestock and selective grazing may displace valuable pasture species.
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.