Perennial groundcover herb < 50 cm tall. Mat-forming and stoloniferous. Stems are square and densely hairy. Leaves are on a long petiole and are mint-like, < 8 x 6 cm, opposite, aromatic, pointed and coarsely toothed, with silver/grey patches on top and a hairy underside. Flowers are yellow, hairy and tubular, and are borne in dense axillary whorls in summer – autumn.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed forest, scrubland, fernland, forest and riparian margins, floodplains, moist habitats.
Vegetative spread from stolons, dispersed by soil movement.
Forms dense mats, smothering native vegetation and preventing native regeneration in disturbed bush, scrubland, fernland and forest margins.
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.