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.

Description

  • 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.

Para Grass - Brachiaria mutica stem

Para Grass - Brachiaria mutica leaves

Para Grass - Brachiaria mutica

Para Grass - Brachiaria mutica seeds

Para Grass - Brachiaria mutica stems

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.