Annual herb < 60 cm tall. Leaves are deeply lobed and < 8 cm long. Flowers have purple/pink ray florets and yellow discs and are borne in August – May. Achenes are < 3 mm long and bear pappus < 8 mm long.
To help protect our environment:
Sand dunes, coastal habitat, gravel.
Seeds dispersed by wind.
Likely to outcompete native vegetation, particularly in dune ecosystems.
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.