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Blady Grass at Black Range, NSW

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Imperata cylindrica at Black Range, NSW - 7 Apr 2020
Imperata cylindrica at Black Range, NSW - 7 Apr 2020

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Not sure of this ID and I really hope it's not African feather grass, but would appreciate an expert opinion.

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   26 Apr 2020
Hi Steph, Nil panicus, it is just blady grass, flowering, which it does not do all that often, so it's an unfamiliar sight. Native, but inclined to be a bit invasive in areas where the tree canopy is removed, and once it moves in most other things get crowded out. I've managed to control it a bit on our place with occasional defoliation (mower, whipper-snipper, animals, whatever works for you), which works better than fire (which it loves, plus it burns like a bomb). Wombats dig up the roots in dry times for tucker, but that doesn't seem to set it back much.
Steph H wrote:
   26 Apr 2020
That's great, thanks Jackie. Not as bad as I feared but still worth a bit of controlling.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 100 Abundance
  • 6 Apr 2020 Recorded on
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