Perennial climber. Thin ivy-like leaves on smooth stems with small ear-like projections at base of the leaf stalks. Clusters of yellow daisy-like flowers (May-Oct) without ray florets (petal like flowers). Small, dry hard windborne one-seeded fruit.
Disturbed sites, forest margins, particularly in coastal areas.
Seeds wind dispersed.
Forms dense infestations that can smother host species.
Easiest controlled at flowering, when highly visible before seed produced.
1. Hand pull or dig out scattered plants & seedlings.
2. Cut & paint stems (1g metsulfuron/1L or 100ml glyphosate/1L).
3. Cut stems below waist height, spray below this point (100ml glyphosate+20ml penetrant/10L or 2g metsulfuron+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.