Reed sweet grass
|Botanical Name||Glyceria maxima|
DescriptionErect grass, forming dense masses in wetlands. Distinctive brown seed heads, 1-1.5 m high, form in February.
Where is it found?Wetland, lake edges.river banks and drains.
Why is it a problem?Forms a dense mass in wet ground, dominating scene visually, and crowding out most native plants.
How does it spread?Floating mats can be dispersed by water movement.
How do I get rid of it?
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.