Euphorbia hirta, Fam. Euphorbiaceae
Annual sprawling to more-or-less erect, branching herb, stems 2-40cm with milky sap, closely pressed short curled hairs and long spreading yellowish hairs. Previously Chamaesyce hirta.
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:||Herb|
Opposite simple ovate, 49 x 24mm, hairy, often brownish-green, margins serrated.
|Flower description:||Tiny, green, borne in tight clusters between the upper pairs of leaves.|
|Fruit description:||Hairy capsules, 1.5 x 1.5mm, separating into three 2-valved segments. Seeds oval with square base 0.8mm long, with or without regular crosswise wrinkles.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: seeds in contaminated soil, garden waste. Invades: colonises any bare areas in full sun - headlands, creek banks, roadsides and gardens. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|