Neonotonia wightii, Fam. Fabaceae
Vigorous perennial twinning vine, often with woody base. Stems to several metres long, usually densely covered in rusty velvety downward pointed hairs. Previously Notonia wightii.
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:||Vine (Climbing, Twining or groundcover)|
Compound, alternate pinnate with 3 ovate to elliptic leaflets, 13-150 x 8-125mm, glabrous to densely velvety hairy on both surfaces; stalk 20-120mm long. Stipules persistent, 1-5mm long.
|Flower description:||Pea-shaped, usually white, occasionally mauve, about 10mm long; borne in clusters of 2-7 along axillary racemes, 20-180mm long.|
|Fruit description:||Dark brown black, pods, glabrous to densely velvety hairy, 15-35 x 2.5-5mm, and constricted between the 2-6 seeds. Seeds tan flattened and almost rectangular, 2-4 x 1.5-3mm.|
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|Origin:||India, Malaysia, Indonesia and tropical Africa|
|Notes:||Introduced as a valuable pasture legume now naturalised and thriving in many areas of coastal and sub-coastal Queensland. Forms a dense tangled mass, smothering vegetation. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|