Chloris gayana

Rhodes grass

Other common names:

Rhodes chloris.



A perennial weed commonly found in rural areas, bushland, parks and farms. It can also be found or introduced within ornamental turfgrasses. Rhodes grass is suited to a wide range of soils and is a dominant grower within the warmer seasons, including spring through to autumn. The grass can grow up to 1.5 m tall. It produces a distinct seedhead that has multiple branches radiating out from the top of each flowering stem/inflorescence.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-season turfgrasses and surrounds within tropical and subtropical environments.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: To prevent seed development.
  • Mechanical: Physical removal, including hand weeding or chipping.



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