|Botanical Name||Senecio angulatus|
IdentificationThick fleshy leaves with an angular shape and thick stems. More a scrambling shrub than a true climber. Flowers conspicuous yellow, borne in winter.
HabitatsUsually in drier, more open sites.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsVery heavy, rapid smothering of the ground cover and native shrubs up to 2 metres tall. Early recognition is valuable to halt spread.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesSpreads out rapidly by runners.
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.|