It is indigenous and it is a problem, this is how John Maythem has described the typha capensis plant, after receiving complaints from listeners about the fluff seeds that spread all over.
Speaking to Maytham, Julia Wood, Manager at the Biodiversity Management Branch, says the plant has become a growing problem because of the developments in the city affecting the eco-system.
This then causes the plant to become invasive, producing a lot of fluff from the seeds.
Julia says they are trying to manage them being successful in some areas.
Management of typha is very expensive.— Julia Wood, Manager, Biodiversity Management Branch
Listen to Julia's interview in full below: