Much-branched spiny shrub <3m tall. Ridged stems with sharp spines. Dark or grey-green leaves, 3 leaflets hairy underneath & may occur in clusters. Bright yellow flowers (Oct-Dec) followed by flattened seedpods
Prefers warm, temperate conditions with dry acid soils & moderate rainfall.
Seed dispersed locally by pod burst & further afield by animals or machinery.
Follow up for 2-3 years. Replant with native species to prevent re-establishment.
1. Plants can be grubbed out but any crown remnants will regrow so only attempt if thorough removal possible.
2. Cut & stump paint with Vigilant gel.
3. Spray when in full leaf before flowering (100ml glyphosate/10L or 60ml Tordon BK + 10ml penetrant/10L).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.