Look out for unwanted Mexican grass in Sutherland Shire

Mexican feather grass in Barden Ridge, NSW

Sutherland Shire Council has alerted residents to look out for Mexican feather grass, a weed which poses a significant biosecurity risk, following its detection in five Barden Ridge locations by council staff.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Priority Weeds coordinator, Nicola Dixon, said this is the first time Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima) has been found growing in the Greater Sydney region.

“We encourage people to look for the weed in gardens, paddocks, roadsides and disturbed bushland,” Ms Dixon said.

“Please call the NSW DPI Biosecurity Helpline, 1800 680 244, if you see the weed and do not attempt to treat or dispose of this weed yourself.

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