USDA, NRCS. 2018. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 March 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
Illustration courtesy of University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Used with permission.
What is Torpedograss?
- Up to 3 feet tall
- Sharply pointed tips
- Hairy sheaths
- Flat or folded
- Surface has waxy or white coating
- 3-9 inches long
- Spreads by rhizome breaking or expanding
Where Does it Grow?
Torpedograss is a perennial grass native to Australia.
Pros and Cons of Torpedograss
This is a non-native plant that should not be grown as it is invasive and illegal to possess or transport this species in Texas. Please report sightings to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at (512) 389-4800.