Dense, mat-forming perennial grass. Stolons are stout and creeping. Leaves are < 10 x 1.2 cm, flattened and alternate with rounded tips. Seed head is distinctively flattened with a row of seeds down each side.
Although buffalo 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, riparian and forest margins, pasture, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by wind, water and attachment to animal pelts. Vegetative spread from stolon fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and movement of contaminated vehicles.
Smothers native vegetation and suppresses seedling recruitment.
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.