ANZAC flower, tree daisy
Montanoa hibiscifolia, Fam. Asteraceae
A soft wooded, many branched perennial sub-shrub to 3m or more tall.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Simple, opposite, deeply palmately leaves divided into 5-7 pointed lobes with toothed margins, 70-400 x 30-350mm, dark green above, greyish beneath, velvety hairy on both surfaces, stalks 30-210mm long and winged along the upper side.
|Flower description:||Daisies, about 50mm wide, with white ‘petals’ and yellow centres, borne in large showy axillary or terminal sprays; perfumed.|
|Fruit description:||Seed heads brownish dry papery balls, about 25mm across, bearing numerous individual one-seeded fruit about 10mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: water, animals, birds and humans. Perhaps also wind over short distances. Invades/threats: rainforest margins, creek bank communities, unmanaged land and roadsides. Notes: introduced as a garden ornamental. Not wide spread within this region though large populations are known in the Calen-St Helens Creek area. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|