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Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii

An exotic invasive panic grass at Griffith, ACT

Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii at Griffith, ACT - 10 Apr 2020
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii at Griffith, ACT - 10 Apr 2020
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii at Griffith, ACT - 10 Apr 2020
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii at Griffith, ACT - 10 Apr 2020
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Identification history

Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii 10 Apr 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare 10 Apr 2020 BettyDonWood
Unidentified 10 Apr 2020 SRoss

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3 comments

   10 Apr 2020
Yes - it is an annual and redder and fleshier than panicum effusum. As you only have a few plants I would pull them out immediately - I suspect it is transported by mowers was it in the mown or unsown section of Bass Gardens?
SRoss wrote:
   11 Apr 2020
Thanks Michael. I'll pull them out now. I hope not many seeds have dispersed. The plants I've seen are in the Conservation Zone but now that I'm sure about the id I'll look all around the park.
brunonia wrote:
   11 Apr 2020
Your pic of P. capillare leaves is perfect for helping to distinguish the exotic from the native.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 10 Apr 2020 02:49 PM Recorded on
  • SRoss Recorded by

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

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