Hairy Panic Invades Victoria Australia

Posted by on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wangaratta in northeast Victoria Australia has been inundated with a vast amount of tumbleweed.

It is invading homes, gardens and garages. Residents are getting fed up with it. They have spent countless hours trying to remove the giant piles of tumbleweed only for it to roll right back in.

In some places heights reached roof height in places. Some residents blamed the problem on a local farmer who had failed to tend a paddock.

The leaves have tubercle-based hairs and up to 5–30 centimetres.

This tumbleweed is also known as Panicum effusum, commonly known as hairy panic, is a grass native to the inland of Australia. It occurs in every mainland state in Australia.

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