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GrassCenchrus purpurascens

Swamp Foxtail Grass at Williamsdale, NSW

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Cenchrus purpurascens at Williamsdale, NSW - 24 Mar 2019
Cenchrus purpurascens at Williamsdale, NSW - 24 Mar 2019
Cenchrus purpurascens at Williamsdale, NSW - 24 Mar 2019
Cenchrus purpurascens at Williamsdale, NSW - 24 Mar 2019
Cenchrus purpurascens at Williamsdale, NSW - 24 Mar 2019

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Author's notes

This area was cleared of willows and revegetated with native trees and shrubs as part of a Landcare project. We would like to confirm that this is a native grass which has possibly re-colonized.

2 comments

Illilanga wrote:
   30 Mar 2019
Thanks Michael.
michaelb wrote:
   30 Mar 2019
This grass is relatively common in the southern Tuggeranong area in drainage lines and along creeks that are a bit wetter than surrounding areas. In the wild it seems to be quite ok, but when planted in a domestic situation it is a bit of a pest and can spread rapidly.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • True Phenology
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height (m)
  • 23 Mar 2019 Recorded on
  • Illilanga Recorded by

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