Red- leaved alternanthera
Alternanthera brasiliana ‘Rubiginosa’, Fam. Amaranthaceae
Herbaceous perennial, commonly planted in both amenity and home gardens to provide year-round colour. Previously Alternanthera dentata ‘Rubiginosa’.
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.|