Eclipta prostrata, Fam. Asteraceae
Erect to semi-prostrate annual herb to 1m, covered in rough short hairs. Roots at nodes.
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 narrowly ovate to elliptic, 60 x 10mm, stalks 0-3mm long, margins irregularly toothed, short stiff white hairs more dense on lower surface.
|Flower description:||White ‘petalled’ daisies around 6mm in diameter borne singly or in pairs in upper leaf axils.|
|Fruit description:||‘Seeds’ dark brown dry compressed angled and warty, 3mm long, with minute ring of hairs or teeth around top.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: seeds, vegetative material and water. Invades/threats: may be ‘weedy’ in disturbed areas. Notes: this native species favours moist locations and is common on creek banks and margins of wetlands and is not a weed unless it is invading developed land. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|