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•    Perennial, densely branched shrub to 4m tall
•    Leaves alternate, wedge-shaped, prominently toothed
•    Flowers are cream on male plant, white tufted on female
•    Stems have characteristic striped bark

Flowering Times

•    April to May

Control Measure

•    Herbicides
•    Physical – hand pull small plants and roots or slash
•    Integrated management combining physical and herbicide control


•    Rapidly colonises cleared and overgrazed land
•    Prolific seeder – each plant produces over 1.5 million seeds p.a.
•    Seeds readily dispersed by wind and water
•    Tolerates a wide range of soil types and pH levels

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