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Gamba Grass

Weed Habitat 

  • Creek lines, floodplain fringes, degraded areas, roadsides and pastures.
  • Eucalyptus savanna in areas where rainfall is over 600mm per year.


  • An erect, tussock-forming perennial grass to 4 m high
  • Stems are robust, often hairy.
  • Leaf blades hairy with a prominent white mid rib.
  • Flower heads are on thick stems held well above leaves, consisting of loosely branched, hairy spikelets, giving a fluffy appearance.
  • Flowers and fruits mainly April to August.

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Weed Declaration

This species is declared Restricted Matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014, For further information on declaration refer to your Local Government or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Weed Spread