Leucas lavandulifolia, Fam. Lamiaceae
Erect aromatic annual herb 30-80cm tall, with square stems. Stems and branches covered in soft short hairs. Previously Leucas linifolia.
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, long narrow widest below the middle, 30-80 x 3-15mm, more or less hairy on both surfaces; margins with few shallow teeth.
|Flower description:||White, two lipped, about 10mm long, upper lip furry, lower lip spreading; borne in dense axillary clusters.|
|Fruit description:||Four smooth oblong-angular brown nutlets, about 3 x 1mm contained within a tubular curved calyx, 8-9mm long; mouth oblique with 7-10 teeth of unequal length, glabrous or with very short hairs.|
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|Toxicity:||Toxic if ingested|
|Origin:||Southern Asia, India to New Guinea|
|Notes:||Spread by: contaminated soil. Invades/threats: roadsides, disturbed sites and fallow land. Notes: numerous occurrences within this district; suspected of poisoning cattle. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|