|Botanical Name||Asparagus setaceus|
DescriptionSlender, scrambling or climbing plant as with climbing asparagus. Note 7-20 cladodes (leaf-like stem projections) growing from each node of the main stem, are very fine and needle-like and distinguish this species.
Where is it found?Locally common. Bush edges, moderate to high light intensity areas. Farm hedges, gardens and roadsides.
Why is it a problem?Asparagus fern has less impact than climbing asparagus and smilax.
How does it spread?Garden waste. Seed dispersed by birds.
How do I get rid of it?
Dig out all roots.
Spray with Glyphosate + Penetrant.
Rate - Handgun 1 litre Glyphosate + 200 mls Penetrant/100 litres water. Knapsack 100 mls Glyphosate + 20 mls Penetrant/10 litres water.