Tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 1.5 m high. Fl. green/purple, Oct to Dec or Jan or Jul (occasionally). Sand, granite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cambridge, Donnybrook-Balingup, Irwin, Mundaring, Perth, Stirling, Tammin, Toodyay, York.
Alternative Names. Smilograss, smilo.
General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Perennial, caespitose. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Mammals, wind, water. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.
Additional information. Origin. Northern Africa, temperate western Asia, Europe. History of use/introduction. Used for heavy metal uptake in mine tailings, erosion control, revegetation, animal forage.
Suggested method of management and control. Cut out young plants. Slash larger clumps and spot spray with glyphosate. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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