- fine-leafed creeping grass
- invades under heavy grazing prefers sandy soils
- not drought tolerant.
Blue couch invades speargrass pastures, especially those on sandy soils in
south-eastern Queensland, under heavy grazing pressure.
It is shallow rooted and can quickly become droughted; conversely, it responds
immediately to showers of rain.
Blue couch gives a good ground cover, and will combine with small native
or naturalised legumes such as Desmodium triflorum, Zornia maculata
and with lotononis to provide useful grazing
for steers. However, it drops all leaf after being frosted and so provides
little feed in dry winters.
Blue couch is favoured for lawns in south east Queensland, being planted
with seed or more commonly as turf, especially on light soils of lower