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Lion's tail

Weed Habitat 

  • A garden escapee that colonises disturbed areas, roadsides, camping grounds, overgrazed sites and along levee banks of creeks.

Description 

  • Erect annual herb to 3 meters high covered with short white hairs.
  • Stems are quadrangular often grooved.
  • Leaves opposite, with toothed edges.
  • Flowers orange and velvety in 2-4 round spiky clusters along the upper stem, and form hard spiky balls when mature.
  •  Seeds are very small, many, and triangular.

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Weed Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.

Weed Spread