African Lovegrass is a prennial that forms dense monocultures, creating large fuel loads and a fire hazard.
Impact on Bushland
Is widespread and especially common on the Swan Coastal Plain on sandy and disturbed soils north and south of Perth. After fire often only the top is killed and it rapidly resprouts. Spray regrowth when 5-10cm high.
Variety of soils and disturbed sites.
Priority for removal
High: major threat to the conservation values of Banksia woodlands
Cut out small plants or small infestations
Spray with 1-2% glyphosate when plants are green and actively growing. Following fire spray regrowth when 5-10 cm high. Always requires follow-up treatment.
https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/ and https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/376
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