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Urochloa piligera

1 Hairy Armgrass at Flynn, ACT

Urochloa piligera at Flynn, ACT - 17 Mar 2021
Urochloa piligera at Flynn, ACT - 17 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Urochloa piligera 8 Apr 2021 michaelb
Urochloa piligera 8 Apr 2021 Rosie

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
9 Apr 2021

This is the first sighting of a species not previously recorded in the ACT.

Author's notes

The four plants were removed. One was taken to the ANBG to begin the identification process. Dave Albrecht emailed the i.d. on 07.04.21. "The grass specimen is Urochloa piligera, a species not previously recorded for the ACT – see......" The grasses were growing in mulch near where the footpath meets the edge of Huelin Circuit, Flynn. The gardener said he adds mulch, hay and manure to his gardens. He also recognised the plants as being unusual.

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michaelb wrote:
   8 Apr 2021
Thanks Rosemary. Love the common name - Hairy Armgrass !

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 17 Mar 2021 05:18 PM Recorded on
  • Rosie Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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