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.

Gamba grass - close up    Gamba grass - seed head    Gamba grass - fire fuel


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