Chilean Needle Grass

An excellent brochure is available on Chilean needle grass, a devastating agricultural weed. An important difference between Chilean needle grass and the spear grass Austrostipa Densiflora, Foxtail (prominent in the Ruffy area this year) is the seed head. If you pull out a group of seeds they look like tiny spears with a point at one end and a long tail or awn at the other end - Chilean needle grass has a corona or crown in the seed head and you may need a hand lens to see this. There are excellent diagrams and detailed information for identification in the brochure on this particularly nasty weed. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.