Deciduous shrub < 3 m tall. Flowers are yellow, pea-like and borne in loose racemes during summer/autumn. Seed pods are < 9 x 5 cm and flattened.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed sites, hill country, pasture, cliffs, roadsides, riparian margins.
Seeds dispersed by gravity and soil movement.
Forms dense stands, reducing native vegetation cover. Nitrogen fixer. May alter plant community composition and facilitate exotic plant invasions.
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.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group. Please report to Auckland Council if seen on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.