|Botanical Name||Senecio angulatus|
DescriptionThick fleshy leaves with an angular shape and thick stems. More a scrambling shrub than a true climber. Flowers conspicuous yellow, borne in winter.
Where is it found?Usually in drier, more open sites.
Why is it a problem?Very heavy, rapid smothering of the ground cover and native shrubs up to 2 metres tall. Early recognition is valuable to halt spread.
How does it spread?Spreads out rapidly by runners.
How do I get rid of it?
Slashing, mowing, rotary slashing and grubbing regrowth will all
apply in various locations.
Where practicable mulch the material with a mower and let it dry out. Composting may be feasible.
Spray with Tordon Brushkiller during active growth periods. Rate
|Recommended Approach||Slash down to remove it off valuable shrubs. Deal with regrowth with spray, mechanical or hand operation according to circumstances and the size of the infestation.|