Perennial tussock grass < 1 m tall. Leaves are fine and wiry. Seed heads are drooping and purplish.
To help protect our environment:
Open habitats, pasture, disturbed shrubland, rocky habitats.
Seeds dispersed by wind and attachment to animal pelts. Human-mediated dispersal through contamination of clothing, footwear and machinery.
Invasive in open habitats. Unpalatable to livestock and selective grazing may displace valuable pasture species.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. Please report to Auckland Council.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.