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infestation (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
seed-heads (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
flower spikelets (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of seed (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
Nassella leucotricha (Trin. & Rupr.) R. W. Pohl
Stipa leucotricha Trin. & Rupr.
Gramineae (South Australia)Poaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
Texas needlegrass, Texas needle grass, Texas wintergrass
Native to southern USA and Mexico.
This species is not yet widely naturalised in Australia and is mostly found in the southern parts of Victoria (particularly near Melbourne). It has also been recorded in south-eastern South Australia.
Texas needlegrass (Nassella leucotricha) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, and was recently listed as a priority environmental weed in three Natural Resource Management regions.
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