Large tufted perennial grass up to 3 m tall. Has a short, creeping rhizome, leaves to 35 mm wide. The inflorescence is a large multi-branched, open panicle with loose, flexuous branches; lower branches are arranged in a whorl.
Open pastures and disturbed areas
Birds, wind, machinery.
Forms dense stands, competes with other desireable plants. Seeds profusely. Seeds can survive long periods of drought, the plant can regenerate rapidly due to underground rhizomes.
1. Hand pull or grub out small infestations.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.