Perennial herb < 40 cm tall. Stems are slender, sprawling, < 70 cm long and form dense groundcover mats. Flowers are white/pink/purple with yellow/brown central discs and are borne in September – May. Achenes bear fluffy pappus.
To help protect our environment:
Cliffs, forest and riparian margins, shrubland, herbfields, gumlands, rocky outcrops, consolidated sand dunes, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by wind.
Forms dense mats, suppressing native short-stature plant growth and recruitment. May alter functional composition of ground invertebrate communities.
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.