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Parramatta grass (Sporobolus indicus)

Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Sporobolus indicus (L.) R. Br

Common name:

Parramatta grass


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Moister areas of the semi-arid to subhumid tropics (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It is a weed of disturbed soils on roadsides and waste places receiving runoff water, from where it invades degraded pastures, particularly in wet or swampy areas (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Parramatta Grass invades dry coastal vegetation, heathland and heathy woodland, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, riparian vegetation, freshwater wetland (seasonal), freshwater wetland (permanent), saline and subsaline wetland and rock outcrop vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Parramatta grass
Parramatta grass
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo:  Paramatta Grass Seedheads
Parramatta grass seedheads
Photo: Mark Imhof
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