Senecio angulatus L.f.
Suppl.Pl. 369 (1782)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 6 October 2004

Twining, succulent perennial, herb or climber, to 6 m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to May. Black calcareous sand, grey sand to sandy clay, limestone. Cliff faces, flats, interdunal depressions, near swamps.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Busselton, Cottesloe, Denmark, Jerramungup, Nedlands, Ravensthorpe.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 24 July 2014

General Biology. Growth form. Vine. Reproduction. Suckers, seeds, stem layering. Dispersal. Wind, water, garden waste, animals. Time to first flowering. 1 year. Vegetative regeneration strategy. suckers.

Notes. Completely smothers ground-flora vegetation and smaller shrubs. Small fragments of stems can root. Intolerant to shade.

Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape. Similar exotic species. Delairea odorata, Senecio tamoides, Senecio macroglossus.

Suggested method of management and control. Try 1% glyphosate or Lontrel® 20 ml/10 L + wetting agent. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar TypeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecComments
Flowering    OYYYO    

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.

 

References

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Project information and acknowledgements