|Botanical Name||Asparagus setaceus|
IdentificationSlender, 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.
HabitatsLocally common. Bush edges, moderate to high light intensity areas. Farm hedges, gardens and roadsides.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsAsparagus fern has less impact than climbing asparagus and smilax.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesGarden waste. Seed dispersed by birds.
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.