Tridax procumbens, Fam. Asteraceae
Perennial, spreading herb with prostrate roughly hairy stems to 0.4m, sometimes rooting at nodes and curving upwards at the tips.
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|
Simple, opposite, broadly lance-shaped, 20-50 x 5-30mm, roughly hairy with irregularly toothed margins.
White, Yellow, Cream
|Flower description:||Daisy heads with five of six creamy-yellow to white ‘petals’ and darker yellow centres, borne on stems to 300mm long.|
|Fruit description:||‘Seeds’ hairy, dark brown to black at maturity, 2-2.5mm long, each with a tuft of long feathery hairs at the top.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Central & tropical South America|
|Notes:||Spread by: wind, water, contaminated soil and garden waste. Invades/threats: coastal areas, lawns, landscaped areas, disturbed creek bank communities, roadsides and unmanaged land. Notes: widely naturalised weed particularly common on disturbed sites. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|