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Plant Form Huge perennial tussock grass. Size Up to 6 m tall. Stem Tall, upright, in dense clusters. Leaves Drooping, up to 2 m long, with serrated edges, bluish to bright green above and dark to bright green below. Flowers Large feathery plumes, white to brownish or pinkish, with silky hairs, up to 1 m long on stems, many flowers per plume. Fruit and Seeds Huge numbers of tiny 2-3 mm long seeds in plumes. Habitat Roadsides, railway lines, timber plantations, swamps, riverbanks. Distinguishing Features Distinguished by size, large fluffy plumes, and not having a bamboo-like stem. Impacts Outcompetes native species and alters ecosystems, increases fire risk.