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Weed Habitat 

• Roadsides and other disturbed areas, a potentially serious environmental weed.
• Shattering of pods causes local dispersal of seeds in the vicinity of the parent plant, while vehicles and flowing water disperse seeds longer distances.
• Dense stands inhibit growth of other species and reduce ground cover.     


• Perennial woody shrub or small tree to 9 meters high.
• Alternate “feathery” leaves.
• Small white flowers occur as round, fluffy balls about 12mm.
• Seedpods are flat, 8-20cm long 1.5-2cm wide, and arranged in clusters. They are green and turn brown when they mature.
• May be toxic to some livestock

Leucaena leucocephalaLeucaena leucocephalaLeucaena leucocephala


Plant Type

Leaf Arrangement

Other weed identifiers

Plant Life Cycle

Weed Declaration

Currently not declared
although its control is recommended.

Weed Spread