Florida beggar- weed
Desmodium tortuosum, Fam. Fabaceae
Erect, annual or perennial herb to 1m or more with sticky stems
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|
Leaflets, up to 110 x 45mm; stipules 6-13 x 4mm, unequal sided at base.
|Flower description:||Usually pink, about 4mm long.|
|Fruit description:||Dark brown, flattened, 10-30 x 34mm with 3-7 segments. Seeds oval to kidney-shaped, yellow green, about 1.5mm wide.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Tropical America but widely naturalised in Africa, Asia and Australia.|
|Notes:||Invades/threats: disturbed areas including roadsides and unmanaged land.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|