Erect tufted perennial grass <1m high. Forms large tussocks, with long hairless wiry leaves. Attractive purplish flowerheads bristly, cylindrical spikes, like small bottlebrushes.
Invades pastoral land. Prefers wet, warm conditions.
Seeds attach to wool, fur, clothing etc.
Invades pastoral land decreasing pasture productivity, unpalatable.
Fertilise treated pasture to promote growth.
1. Grub out small infestations.
2. Weedwipe, spring (500ml glyphosate/1L).
3. Spray before plants set seed (100ml glyphosate/10L).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.