Prostrate fern ally. Stems are irregularly branched and root at nodes. Aerial roots are long and fine. Leaves are small and arranged in rows. Cones are rounded.
To help protect our environment:
Damp situations; forest, riparian areas, gardens, nurseries, hothouses.
Produces spores, vegetative spread from stem fragments. Spores and stem fragments dispersed by animals and soil and water movement. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and contamination of footwear and machinery.
Forms dense mats, excluding native ground cover and preventing native seedling establishment. Alters native invertebrate habitat. May facilitate establishment of other pest plants.
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.