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Cenchrus longisetus

1 Feathertop Grass at Acton, ACT

Cenchrus longisetus at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2017
Cenchrus longisetus at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2017
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Cenchrus longisetus 30 Apr 2017 michaelb
Cenchrus longisetus 30 Apr 2017 michaelb
Unidentified 30 Apr 2017 ACTParks-InvasivePlantsTeam

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michaelb noted:
30 Apr 2017

This is a Declared Noxious Weed and can spread rapidly. Also see comments.

User's notes

Herbarium id confirmed as Cenchrus longisetus (feathertop). From Africa. 'Weeds of the SE' by F Richardson, R Richardson & R Shepherd' lists it as a weed of disturbed areas. Mowers spreading it at this site. NCA have said they will stop mowing it and spot spray with herbicide to contain spread.

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   30 Apr 2017
Herbarium id confirmed as Cenchrus longisetus (feathertop). From Africa. 'Weeds of the SE' by F Richardson, R Richardson & R Shepherd' lists it as a weed of disturbed areas. Mowers spreading it at this site. NCA have said they will stop mowing it and spot spray with herbicide to contain spread.
Mike wrote:
   1 May 2017
It has already been spread around to the Enterprise jetty.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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