Large perennial grass < 3.5 m tall. Rhizomes are short. Stems are erect. Leaves are light green/blue-green. Flowers are borne in reddish spikelets.
To help protect our environment:
Open areas, grassland, riparian habitat, disturbed areas, crops, orchards, vineyards, roadsides, scrub, gardens.
Seeds dispersed by birds and wind. Vegetative spread from stolons.
Aggressive invader of crops, orchards and vineyards. Acts as a host for insect pests and diseases of cereal crops. Strong competitor. Potential fire hazard that can increase fire severity and spread.
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.