Slender,erect, woody shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. pink, Aug to Oct. Lateritic gravelly soils. Disturbed sites, hills, Jarrah woodland.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Manjimup.
General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water, garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 3+ years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts from base. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years. Fire response. Fire can destroy seed in surface soil however seed deeper in the soil profile will germinate prolifically.
Notes. Increasingly invasive in native heathland in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull or dig out small plants ensuring removal of all roots. Cut and paint with 20% glyphosate. Slash prior to seed set, spray regrowth within one year using 1% glyphosate. Regrowth is common so follow up treatment will be required. 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.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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