Tuberous perennial herb < 60 cm tall. Leaves are arrow-shaped, dark green with cream veins, and senesce in summer. Flowers are yellow and borne in spike surrounded by pale green/cream bract in October – November. Berries are orange/red and borne in summer.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed habitats, damp ground, roadsides, riparian margins, pasture.
Seeds probably dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from tubers.
Forms dense groundcover, excluding small native plants and preventing native seedling recruitment. Poisonous and avoided by livestock.
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.