|Botanical Name||Erigeron karvinskianus|
DescriptionLow growing herb. Lying flat along the ground to upright growth. Stems rigid, much branched and rooting Leaves at base of plant when flowering elliptic (widest in middle, rounded at both ends) and often 3-lobed. Flowers small daisies around 20 mm wide, usually white flushed with pink with a yellow centre, Sep-May. Also known as erigeron and Mexican flea bane. Flowers all year round in the North.
Where is it found?Banks or cliffs in waste places, forest margins, streamsides, shrubland. Garden escape.
Why is it a problem?Thoroughly established in the wild. A garden escape. Impacts on open habitats such as banks or cliffs, forest margins and streamsides. Very widely cultivated and has been sold under E. mucronatus.
How does it spread?Spreads from gardens. Wind dispersed seed.
How do I get rid of it?
Hand pull very small infestations and revisit monthly.
Clopyraild mixed at 25 ml in 10 litres of water.
Glyphosate mixed at 100 ml in 10 litres of water.
Hand pull if frequent revisits can be made. Spray new infestations promptly. Clopyraild can be used under some circumstances if desirable plants are among the daisy.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution within New Zealand!