Low growing perennial herb. Stems ooze orange sap when crushed. Leaves are small, oval, heart-shaped, leathery and scalloped. Flowers are four-petalled and white/yellow with golden stamens.
To help protect our environment:
Forests, moist soils.
Vegetative spread from rhizomes, stem and root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste. Possibly spreads through seeds.
Forms dense mats, smothering native vegetation and preventing native seedling establishment.
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.