|Botanical Name||Bartlettina sordida|
IdentificationErect shrub with purple-red flowers. Grows to 2 m high. Dense reddish-purple striped hairs on stems and large ovate densely hairy leaves. Flowers November to January.
HabitatsForest margins and clearings. Garden escape.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsCan spread in open forest.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesSeeds produced in profusion and wind borne. An escape from cultivation.
Grub out plant.
Tordon 2G (Picloram) prills are very effective.
Grub out smaller plants. Use chemicals on larger plants.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution within New Zealand!