Herb to sub-shrub. Stems are woody at the base, mostly erect, and can form adventitious roots. Leaves are < 8 x 7 cm and diamond-shaped. Flowers are white, < 7 mm in diameter and borne in dense clusters in August – March. Seeds are black and ripen in late summer – autumn.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021, you:
Open and lightly shaded habitats, wetlands, gumlands, shrublands, forest and riparian margins, coastal forest, estuaries, roadsides, disturbed sites, plantations.
Seeds dispersed by wind and water. Vegetative spread from stem layering.
Competes with and displaces native plants in wetland and riparian habitats. Allelopathic and may alter soil microbial activity. Poisonous and potentially fatal to horses.
Easiest to control at onset of flowering from August to January. Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.