Spreading, evergreen herb <20cm tall. Dark green, hairy, heart-shaped leaves have prominent veins. Small, pale yellow flowers have a purple patch at base, present most of the year. Round fruit inside a papery lantern-like capsule are green when young, orange & sweet when ripe.
Roadsides, open areas, forest margins, beaches, freshwater mudflats, cultivated ground.
Seed dispersed by animals & humans. Garden escape.
Scattered individuals through open and disturbed areas which have no notable impact.
1. Remove by hand.
2. Spray large areas (100ml glyphosate/10L).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.