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Plant Form: Very large perennial tussock grass.
Size: Up to 6 m tall.
Stem: Tall, upright, in dense clusters.
Leaves: Drooping, up to 2 m long, with serrated edges, bluish to bright green above and dark to bright green below.
Flowers: Large feathery plumes, white to brownish or pinkish, with silky hairs, up to 1 m long on stems, many flowers per plume.
Fruit and Seeds: Huge numbers of tiny 2-3 mm long seeds in plumes.
Habitat: Roadsides, railway lines, timber plantations, swamps, riverbanks.
Distinguishing Features: Large fluffy plumes distinguish from native Saw sedges (Gahnia species). Does not have a bamboo-like stem compared to Native Common reed (Phragmites australis) and introduced Giant reed (Arundo donax).