Perennial mat-forming herb < 60 cm tall. Leaves are shiny, < 6 cm long, ovate-elliptic and alternate. Flowers are white and borne in clusters in December – January.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, forest margins, cliffs, bluffs, riverbeds.
Vegetative spread from stem fragments, dispersed by water and livestock. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and contaminated footwear, soil and machinery.
Forms dense mats, smothers and inhibits native vegetation regeneration. Reduces native seedling abundance and species’ richness. Potential to transform forest structure, composition and function.
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.