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