Small perennial broadleaf herbs with milky sap. Stoloniferous, with an extensive underground root system. Leaves are narrow and in a basal rosette or along the stem. Flowerheads are dandelion-like and yellow/orange in spring – summer. Seeds are 4-8 mm long and have fluffy, dirty-white hairs.
To help protect our environment:
Tussock, grasslands, scrubland, forest, roadsides, riparian margins.
Seeds dispersed by wind and attachment to clothing and animal pelts. Vegetative spread in some species from rhizomes and stolons. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Reduces feed plant cover and pasture productivity. Potential to exclude native plant species from grasslands, scrubland and riparian 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.