Short-lived, loosely tufted perennial grass <60 cm high. Soft, green leaves <20cm long have hairs on upper surface but no rib; underside is keeled, hairless & slightly glossy. Flowers present for most of the year.
Gardens, coastal cliffs, waste areas.
Seeds spread by wind, water.
Rapid coloniser, out-competes native species, including ground covers.
Minimise site disturbance, encourage native regeneration. 3-4 year programme can eliminate
1.Dig out small infestations.
2.Weed wipe large plants, spring -summer (500ml glyphosate/1L).
3. Spray dense stands, summer (100ml glyphosate + 20ml penetrant/10L (non-selective) or 60ml haloxyfop/10L (selective)).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.