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Article: Mullumbimby Couch

Mullumbimby Couch
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Mullumbimby Couch

Common Name

Mullumbimby Couch

Scientific Name

Cyperus brevifolius

Family

Cyperaceae

Lifecycle

Evergreen

Seasons of Growth

All year round

Key Distinguishing Feature

Mullumbimby couch produces underground runners and has pale green coloured seed-heads.

A grass-like plant with long underground runners and upright flowering stems up to 40cm tall. Its upright stems are three-angled in cross-section. Its bright green leaves (1-3mm wide) are hairless and sheath the stem at the base.

Its pale green seed-heads (6-7mm long) have three or four green leafy bracts at the base and contain numerous small flower spikelets. Its 'seeds' are yellow to reddish-brown in colour.

Key Products for Control:

Halo-Force - 1.3g/100sqm, *As per the label instructions, Halo-Force Herbicide, must be applied with a non-ionic surfactant to ensure uptake.

Surfactant Wetter 600 – 20mL/100sqm in 10L of water.

*Disclaimer: Pre-Emergent Herbicides, are not effective in controlling the germination of Mullumbimby Couch.

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