Yucca aloifolia, Fam. Agavaceae
Perennial succulent, up to 3m tall, freely branched and with hard fibrous roots.
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:||Succulent or cactus|
Simple, whorled, bluish grey in rosettes or tight spirals, fleshy bayonet-like, 700-1000 x 40-50mm, tapering to a terminal spine 10-20mm. long, margins finely toothed.
|Flower description:||Bell-shaped with 6 whitish or cream ‘petals’, 50mm long, borne on a very large branched upright spray 4-6m high with branches 110-350mm long off the upper 2-3m.|
|Fruit description:||Capsules oblong, 60-80mm long, spongy purple, turning black and indehiscent at maturity. Seeds black, obovoid to compressed, about 6mm.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: seed and vegetative growth in water, contaminated soil and garden waste. Stem segments and leaf rosettes may take root. Invades/threats: bushland, disturbed creek bank communities, roadsides and unmanaged land. Notes: garden Escapee. Commonly cultivated; naturalised around sites of habitation. Several populations have been sited in the Seaforth area. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|