Erect, woody, hairless herbaceous perennial <2m tall. Compound leaves in 4-9 pairs. Leaflets narrowly oval, sparsely hairy & prominently veined. Small pea-like flowers (Dec-May) ranging from purplish-blue to deep pink to white-purplish, occur in many-flowered clusters <30cm long. Cylindrical seedpods with parallel veins.
Riverbeds, swampland, pastures, roadsides, wasteland.
Seeds dispersed via pod burst or from pods floating on waterways. Stem fragments.
Can be poisonous to stock.
Replant area with native species to prevent re-establishment. Follow up for rhizome regrowth.
1. Grub out scattered plants removing all plant material.
2. Weed wipe during active growth (25mls clopyralid/1L). Do not use clopyralid in home gardens.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.