Erect or spreading annual, grass-like or herb, to 0.15 m high, inflorescence a dense, narrowly ovate to oblong panicle. Fl. green, Sep to Dec. Limestone. Coastal wetlands.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Murchison, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Eastern Murchison, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Cockburn, Coorow, Dandaragan, Leonora, Murray.
Alternative Names. Mediterranean beard grass, Mediterranean rabbitsfoot grass.
General Biology. Growth form. Grass. Life form. Annual, caespitose. Reproduction. Seed. Photosynthetic Pathway. C3.
Notes. Naturalised in New Zealand and temperate America.
Additional information. Origin. Northern Africa, temperate Asia, Europe. Similar exotic species. Polypogon monspeliensis. Similar native species. P. tenellus.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray 1% 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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