Erect annual herb 10-60cm tall. Oval leaves lobed, becoming smaller up the stem. Purple or pink flowers (Aug-May) in clusters. Downy, parachute-like seeds. Young plant starts as rosette.
Wind dispersed seed
Can outcompete native vegetation on sand dunes
Regular follow up required and plants pulled before flowering
1. Pull out plants before flowering, removing crown.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.