Monoecious, rhizomatous, tufted, colonial perennial, grass-like or herb (sedge), 1 m high. Fl. brown/green, Sep to Dec. Sandy clay, black peaty sand. Swamps.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Gosnells, Manjimup, Perth, Stirling, Wanneroo.
General Biology. Growth form. Sedge. Life form. Perennial. Reproduction. Rhizomes and seed. Dispersal. Water, soil movement, possibly animals. Fire response. Possibly tolerant to fire due to thick rhizomes.
Notes. Widely naturalised in temperate regions. Possesses thick, woody rhizomes. Likely to be tolerant of frost, salt and water logging. Salinity inhibits germination of seed.
Additional information. Origin. Northern Africa, Europe, temperate and tropical Asia. History of use/introduction. Stream bank stabilisation.
Suggested method of management and control. Physically control only in small or isolated populations. Try 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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