Cumbungi (bullrush)

The distinctive cumbungi (Typha domingensis) lines the waterway at the end of McConachie Court

The distinctive cumbungi (Typha domingensis) lines the waterway at the end of McConachie Court.

Whenever there are small streams or overland flows criss-crossing the Dawn Road Reserve, you are likely to see a north Queensland native water weed called cumbungi (Typha domingensis) – also known as bullrushes or ca’ts tails.

Sadly, cumbungi has spread to south-east Queensland and you can find quite a bit of it along the stream that runs underneath the powerlines  skirting the western edge of the Dawn Road Reserve near where the recent revegetation working bee took place.

To learn more about this water weed, see the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ website.

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Image: Trina McLellan

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