Tall, erect, perennial, rhizomatous grasses < 7 m tall that form dense thickets. Stems are smooth, hollow canes. Leaves are alternate.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021, you:
Forest and riparian margins, scrubland, wasteland, roadsides, gardens.
Vegetative spread from rhizomes. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Forms dense stands, excluding other plants. Reduces plant diversity and alters faunal assemblages. Can impede access to natural areas.
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.