Tree or shrub, 3-8 m high, leaves green, linear to lanceolate; flowers in loose spikes; pods +/- moniliform, 2-4 mm wide. Fl. yellow, Aug to Oct. Lateritic sandy clay. Eucalypt woodland.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Cuballing.
General Biology. Growth form. Shrub/Small tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, bird, ants, soil movement, garden refuse. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Produces root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Long, 5+ years. Fire response. Fire stimulates mass germination of soil stored seed. Adult plants can resprout from root suckers following fire.
Notes. Mass germination also triggered by mechanical disturbance.
Additional information. Origin. Eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. For mature plants apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark), or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. Older plants can be ringbarked. Monitor site for recruitment from seedbank. 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.