Click on above images to view it at full size


•    Erect or spreading annual grass to 60cm high
•    Spike-like inflorescence with numerous spiny burrs
•    Burrs are straw-coloured and sharply pointed
•    Leaves up to 20cm long

Flowering Times

•    Late spring to late autumn

Control Measure

•    Mechanical
•    Herbicide
•    Cultural


•    Injury to humans and domestic animals
•    Threat to agriculture industry
•    Displaces native plants and animals

Download Fact Sheet

Visit the contacts directory to speak with your local weeds authority about this weed.