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Plant Form: Perennial tussock grass.
Size: 0.6-2 m tall.
Stem: Upright, thin, wiry, with leaf blade sheath partially enclosing stem.
Leaves: Long, narrow blades 20-50 cm long. Flat or somewhat rolled in appearance.
Flowers: Heads have a 'rat's tail' like shape when young, then maturing to more of a pyramid shape.
Fruit and Seeds: Tiny yellowish or reddish-brown seeds.
Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, woodlands, parks, neglected land.
Distinguishing Features: Very hard to distinguish from native Sporobolus species grasses until mature.