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Declared weeds and invader plants in South Africa >

Grasses and reeds that are declared weeds or invaders in South Africa

There are nine species of grasses (including reeds) that are declared weeds or invaders in South Africa.

Species Type Cate-gory  

Arundo donax (Giant reed, Spanish reed)

Classification: Poaceae

Weed 1  

Cortaderia jubata (Pampas grass, Pampasgras)

Classification: Poaceae

Weed 1  

Cortaderia selloana (Pampas grass, Pampasgras, Silwergras)

Classification: Poaceae

Declared status excludes sterile cultivars.

Weed 1  

Nassella tenuissima (White tussock, Witpolgras)

[= Stipa tenuissima]

Classification: Poaceae

Weed 1  

Nassella trichotoma (Nassella tussock, Nassella polgras)

[= Stipa trichotoma]

Classification: Poaceae

Weed 1  

Pennisetum setaceum (Fountain grass, Pronkgras)

Classification: Poaceae > Pennisetum

Declared status excludes sterile cultivar 'Rubrum'.

Weed 1  

Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop, Veergras)

Classification: Poaceae > Pennisetum

Weed 1  

Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass, Aleppo grass, Johnsongras)

Classification: Poaceae > Sorghum

Invader 2  
       

 

 

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