Reed sweet grass
|Botanical Name||Glyceria maxima|
IdentificationErect grass, forming dense masses in wetlands. Distinctive brown seed heads, 1-1.5 m high, form in February.
HabitatsWetland, lake edges.river banks and drains.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsForms a dense mass in wet ground, dominating scene visually, and crowding out most native plants.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesFloating mats can be dispersed by water movement.
Spray with Glyphosate 20ml per litre of water with 20 ml of Penetrant per 10 litres of water.
Early detection important where large wetlands may be at risk. Keep wetlands under observation.
Glyceria maxima is toxic to stock.