Shrub up to 4m. Leaves green or purple, large, soft & deeply lobed, (20-40 cm diam.). Flowers clustered in heads (Dec-Feb), soft spiny capsules with rectangular seeds up to 15 mm long.
Waste places, gardens
Gravity/water dispersed seed
Extremely poisonous, especially seeds. Invades waste places.
1. Pull seedlings.
2. Cut & stump paint (250ml glyphosate/1L).
3. Spray (200ml glyphosate/10L).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.