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•    Erect branched herb/shrub up to about 1 metre tall
•    Leaves have black dots along margins, oil glands visible when held to the light
•    Flowers bright yellow, five petals, black-dotted along margins
•    Most parts of plant have black oil glands that produce a red fluid when crushed

Flowering Times

•    Spring to summer

Control Measure

•    Hand removal of isolated plants
•    Herbicides


•    Known to cause photosensitivity in livestock, resulting in loss of condition, low productivity and – in extreme cases – death
•    Prolific seeders with up to 30,000 per plant
•    Seeds can remain viable for up to 12 years

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