Shrub, to 3 m high. Fl. orange, Jan or Mar to Apr or Nov. Sandy soils. Wastelands.
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.
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.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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