It is important to correctly identify a weed to ensure that it is not a native plant and that it is not a newly invasive species. Correct identification can be an important step in making sure that new weeds can be eradicated before they become established. You also have to make sure that you have the right weed to ensure that any control methods will be effective and appropriate. Factors to consider when identifying weeds include:
If you cannot identify a weed using booklets, fact sheets or websites, correct identification can be gained by sending a sample to the Queensland Herbarium. The Queensland Herbarium's website provides information about collecting and preparing plant specimens for identification.
Seasons of Growth: Annual
Key Distinguishing Feature: Spikelets paired and all the way to the base of the ‘fingers’.
First glume is present. Sterile lemma is rough to touch on the nerves.
Key Distinguishing Feature: – Mullumbimby couch produces underground runners and has pale green coloured seed-heads
Key Products for Control: Contact LawnPride for possible Summer Grass control options.
Botanical Name: Poa annua