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Cenchrus purpurascens

Swamp Foxtail Grass at Phillip, ACT

Cenchrus purpurascens at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021
Cenchrus purpurascens at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021
Cenchrus purpurascens at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021
Cenchrus purpurascens at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021
Cenchrus purpurascens at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021
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Identification history

Cenchrus purpurascens 5 May 2021 michaelb
Cenchrus purpurascens 4 May 2021 Tapirlord

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Author's notes

Seems to be a planted population, but there are isolated tussocks of around 5 plants each dotted around the pond at Edison park.

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michaelb wrote:
   5 May 2021
It has been used in landscaping in recent years. A dubious idea because it does spread.

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Juncus sp. (A rush) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord Cyperus exaltatus (Tall Flat-sedge, Giant Sedge) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton Xanthogaleruca luteola (Elm leaf beetle) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by AlisonMilton Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by AlisonMilton Colobopsis gasseri (An arboreal ant) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by AlisonMilton Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 25 Jul 2019 by LisaH Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Phillip, ACT - 25 Jul 2019 by LisaH Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Phillip, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by JackyF Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Phillip, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Phillip, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 by JackyF Cacatua tenuirostris X sanguinea (Hybrid) (Long-billed X Little Corella (Hybrid)) at Phillip, ACT - 7 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 27 May 2018 by JackyF Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Phillip, ACT - 27 May 2018 by JackyF Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Cacatua tenuirostris (Long-billed Corella) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Phillip, ACT - 19 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Phillip, ACT - 14 Dec 2016 by Alison Milton Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Phillip, ACT - 14 Dec 2016 by Alison Milton Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Phillip, ACT - 17 Oct 2016 by Alison Milton Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2016 by Alison Milton
Juncus sp. (A rush) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Cyperus exaltatus (Tall Flat-sedge, Giant Sedge) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Phillip, ACT - 5 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Alison Milton
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton
Xanthogaleruca luteola (Elm leaf beetle) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by AlisonMilton
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by AlisonMilton
Colobopsis gasseri (An arboreal ant) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by AlisonMilton
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Phillip, ACT - 13 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 25 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Phillip, ACT - 25 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Phillip, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by JackyF
Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 14 May 2019 by JackyF
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Phillip, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Phillip, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Phillip, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by JackyF
Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 by JackyF
Cacatua tenuirostris X sanguinea (Hybrid) (Long-billed X Little Corella (Hybrid)) at Phillip, ACT - 7 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 27 May 2018 by JackyF
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Phillip, ACT - 27 May 2018 by JackyF
Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic) (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Cacatua tenuirostris (Long-billed Corella) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Phillip, ACT - 9 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Phillip, ACT - 19 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Phillip, ACT - 14 Dec 2016 by Alison Milton
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Phillip, ACT - 14 Dec 2016 by Alison Milton
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Phillip, ACT - 17 Oct 2016 by Alison Milton
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Phillip, ACT - 8 Sep 2016 by Alison Milton

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 20 Abundance
  • 22 Apr 2021 01:10 PM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
  • True In flower

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