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Para grass

Weed Habitat 

  • Wet or dry season flooded areas in disturbed sites.
  • Floodplains and drainage lines and creek banks.
  • Can form dense floating mats, 1-2 m thick over water bodies.


  • A vigorous perennial grass to 2 m high.
  • Stems stout, trailing densely soft hairy rooting at nodes.
  • Leaves and sheaths generally hairy. Leaf blades to 30cm long.
  • Flowering head of several spreading stalks on a single central axis.
  • Flowers and fruits mainly March to September.

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Plant Type

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Plant Life Cycle

Weed Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.

Weed Spread