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Is this a Native grass?

(Non-member from Central Otago District)
10/05/2018 10:32:27 p.m.
I am fairly new to NZ and working on a rural block in Central Otago that has a small drainage line running through some cleared open grassland. There are some invasives along the creek that we are removing.

The grassland is covered in an upright prickly stemmed grass(?)/herbaceous plant with drooping flowers/seed pods coming off the stem in a staggered arrangement. Does anyone know if this is native and if so, what it is?

11/05/2018 9:45:22 a.m.
These are the seedheads of the the introduced vipers bugloss, a common herbaceous weed of drylands. See http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=3851

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