Red- leaved alternanthera
Alternanthera brasiliana ‘Rubiginosa’ (prev. A. dentata ‘Rubiginosa’), Fam. Amaranthaceae
Herbaceous perennial, commonly planted in both amenity and home gardens to provide year-round colour.
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|
Dark green to purple leaves, tapered at each end, become red to purplish the more sunlight they receive.
|Flower description:||Many small, white to creamy, papery flowers in axillary ‘heads’.|
|Fruit description:||Tiny, one-seeded dry fruit, long lived.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: garden waste, self layers and grows from cuttings and seed. Invades/threats: environmentally sensitive areas with well drained but moist soils, creek lines, open forests and disturbed areas - particularly around garden waste dumping sites. Is capable of forming dense populations that dominate the ground layer. Still being used in horticulture.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|