Smooth perennial herb < 1 m tall. Stems are erect, blue/grey maturing to reddish brown and grow from a woody base. Leaves are fleshy, crowded, < 30 x 15 mm and stalkless. 'Flowers' (cyathia) are cup-shaped, yellow-green and borne near stem tips. Seed capsules are dark green maturing to grey-brown and contain three pale smooth seeds.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal areas, estuaries, sand dunes, rocky shorelines.
Seeds dispersed by explosive dehiscence and water. Vegetative spread from root fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings and movement of contaminated soil, sand and ballast.
Can form dense infestations, displacing native vegetation and altering habitat structure.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. The Ministry of Primary Industries will carry out the control of this species.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.