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1 African Fountain Grass at Tuggeranong Hill

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Cenchrus setaceus at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 May 2020
Cenchrus setaceus at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 May 2020
Cenchrus setaceus at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 May 2020

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
17 May 2020

African Fountain Grass is an invasive species that the government is trying to eradicate from the ACT. They don't want it to become established here.

Author's notes

Height to 750mm, flower spikes to 250mm

5 comments

michaelb wrote:
   16 May 2020
Hi Owen
Thanks for reporting this one. It is another problematic weed. Would you be able to remove it, with the seed-heads ?
Owen wrote:
   16 May 2020
Hi Michael, Thanks for confirming. This one has been removed. Further check of the area revealed a number of clumps on the downside of the maintenance track. Happy to remove these - just need the ok to take a mattock into this area.
michaelb wrote:
   19 May 2020
Definitely ok. Thanks heaps for doing this Owen. It saves the rangers and the Tugg Hill ParkCare group from having to follow it up.
Owen wrote:
   21 May 2020
Thanks Michael, no worries. All visible tussocks removed (seed heads removed and bagged beforehand).
michaelb wrote:
   21 May 2020
Excellent Owen. Thanks again.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 11 Abundance
  • True In flower
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant size
  • True In flower
  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant size
  • 16 May 2020 Recorded on
  • Owen Recorded by

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