Erect perennial shrub <2m tall. Stems often reddish & coated in hairs. Large coarsely- toothed oval leaves also covered in hairs, giving them a velvety texture. Bunches of small yellow daisy-like flowers (Jul-Nov) followed by numerous white fluffy seeds.
Forest margins, clearings, roadsides. Prefers semi-shade.
Prolific seeder, seeds dispersed by wind. Plants can also establish from stem fragments and layering
Spreads in open forest. Dense foliage growth shades & crowds out native species.
Replant with native species to prevent re-establishment.
1. Grub out smaller plants & spray regrowth (10ml clopyralid/10L).
2. Cut & stump paint larger plants with Vigilant gel.
3. Spray (10ml clopyralid/10L). 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.