Creeping Cinderella weed
Calyptocarpus vialis, Fam. Asteraceae
Annual or short lived perennial herb, roughly hairy with weak often sprawling thin stems to 60cm.
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, hairy pale green, oval to triangular, 15-40 x 8-25mm, margins serrated, tip pointed, base tapering abruptly into winged stalk, 5-11mm long.
|Flower description:||Daisies, 5-10mm long, with bright yellow centres and ‘petals’, borne singly or in few-flowered terminal or axillary groups.|
|Fruit description:||‘Seeds’ 3-4mm long, warty textured, compressed, slightly 3-4 angled with 2 barbed or scaly awns 1.5-2mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: garden waste, probably water and contaminated soil. Invades/threats: canefields, roadsides, gardens, footpaths, virtually anywhere/everywhere. Notes: there are many anecdotal reports that this weed and its close relative, Cinderella Weed (Synedrella nodiflora) are rapidly increasing in both numbers and distribution within this region. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|