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As photo attached Weed identification help please north Brisbane.

It's spreading and out competing buffalo grass. The weed can get up to a meter tall seems to have shallow roots and creeps to some extent. Have some growing near a plumbago and when full grown has a similar appearance but obviously not that. Where it's growing near buffalo Yates weed and feed didn't touch it although other weeds turned black.

It starts of low and creeps/spreads quick but once it gets a hold starts to increase in height.

Thanks for any info

Ann

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Going back to the City Council link in your post above, all they are offering is foliar spray (euphemism for herbicide). :-(

Yes definitely comes up from small pieces left behind or chopped by grass cutter or strimmer. You can pull larger/longer bits by hand but impossible were it's mixed in with grass and it has strong enough growth to overpower grass. Where it's mingled with grass is my biggest problem as buffalo sensitive to a lot of weed killers.

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