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Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii

An exotic invasive panic grass

P. hillmanii as been linked to kangaroo blindness and poisoning. A native of North America. Can be spread by mowing. Common in parts of Victoria, it appeared probably as an import in hay along restoration work next to Horsepark Drive. Also seen along Constituion Avenue. A plant we want to get rid of while we can.

Very similiar in appearence to the local hairy panic (P. effusum) but is bigger, almost like it is on steroids. It's leaf blades are always wider than 5mm and frequently over 1cm while those of P. effusum are usually less than 5mm wide. The seed head is also fairly densely packed in comparison to the more open seed head of P. effusum.

Also very similar to another unwanted North Americam Panicum - Witch Grass Panicum capillare. The lemna, or outer bract surrounding the seed, in P. hillmanii has a dark moon crescent shaped scar at its base, while P. capillare doesn't. But report and pull out either of these grasses

 

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Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at The Pinnacle - 26 Feb 2021 by pinnaCLE Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at The Pinnacle - 12 Jan 2021 by pinnaCLE Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Dunlop Grasslands - 7 Jul 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Lawson, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Lawson, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Phillip, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Curtin, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Moncrieff, ACT - 4 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 26 May 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 26 May 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Kuringa Woodlands - 12 May 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Fyshwick, ACT - 22 Apr 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Griffith, ACT - 10 Apr 2020 by SRoss Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at The Pinnacle - 1 Apr 2020 by pinnaCLE Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Yarralumla, ACT - 19 Mar 2020 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Franklin, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by MichaelMulvaney Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Belconnen, ACT - 19 Feb 2019 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Nangus, NSW - 18 Dec 2010 by abread111
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at The Pinnacle - 26 Feb 2021 by pinnaCLE
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at The Pinnacle - 12 Jan 2021 by pinnaCLE
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Dunlop Grasslands - 7 Jul 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Lawson, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Lawson, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Phillip, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Curtin, ACT - 5 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Moncrieff, ACT - 4 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 26 May 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 26 May 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Kuringa Woodlands - 12 May 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Fyshwick, ACT - 22 Apr 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Griffith, ACT - 10 Apr 2020 by SRoss
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at The Pinnacle - 1 Apr 2020 by pinnaCLE
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Yarralumla, ACT - 19 Mar 2020 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Franklin, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by MichaelMulvaney
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Belconnen, ACT - 19 Feb 2019 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Nangus, NSW - 18 Dec 2010 by abread111

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Species information

  • Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii Scientific name
  • An exotic invasive panic grass Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest
  • 461.1m to 590.319507453014m Recorded at altitude
  • In flower

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