Erect shrub, 1-4 m high. Fl. blue-violet.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gingin, South Perth.
General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Birds, small mammals (including possums, mice and rats). Time to first flowering. 2+ years. Toxicity. Unripe fruit is toxic to humans, potentially toxic to sheep and cattle. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts, produces root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Soil, long, 5+ years.
Additional information. Origin. South-eastern Asia, eastern Australia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, New Zealand. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, also cultivated for medicinal use. Similar exotic species. S. laciniatum.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull small plants. Larger plants, inject 50% glyphosate in summer-autumn. Alternatively basal bark with 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to base 50 cm of trunk. 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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