Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br. Lion's Ear
Hort.Kew. edn 2, 3:410 (1811)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 15 August 2007

Shrub, to 3 m high. Fl. orange, Jan or Mar to Apr or Nov. Sandy soils. Wastelands.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Melville, Nedlands, Stirling, Wanneroo.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 18 July 2016

Alternative Names. lion's ear, Cape hemp, minaret flower, red dacha, red dagga, wild dagga, wild hemp.

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Seed. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Can produces root suckers.

Notes. Can produce large amounts of seed.

Additional information. Origin. South Africa. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Handpull seedlings or small plants, ensuring you remove the tap root. Try cut and paint with 50% glyphosate for larger plants. 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
FloweringOYYYO    OYO 
Optimum TreatmentOOOOOOOOOOOO 

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

 

References

  • Brown, K. & Brooks, K. (2002) Bushland Weeds: A Practical Guide to their Management. Environmental Weeds Action Network, Greenwood.
  • Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. & Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia. 2nd Edition. The Plant Protection Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park.
  • Navie, S. & Adkins, S. (2008) Environmental Weeds of Australia, An interactive identification and information resource for over 1000 invasive plants. Centre for Biological Information Technology, The University of Queensland.

Project information and acknowledgements