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Singapore daisy


  • Vigorous spreading creeper with pinkish hairy stems to 2m long, roots develop at leaf nodes to form dense mats.
  • Leaves bright green, glossy appearance, lance shaped, usually 3-lobed with toothed edges, arranged in pairs along the stem.
  • Bright yellow, daisy-like flowers up to 3cm in diameter.


  • Native to Central America, this plant is widely used by gardeners as a soil stabiliser or ground cover. It invades native vegetation, creek mabnks, and disturbed areas.
  • Prefers sandy or well-drained soils in coastal areas.
  • Intolerant of deep shade, needs ample moisture.

Sphagneticola trilobataSphagneticola trilobataSphagneticola trilobataSphagneticola trilobata


Plant Type

Leaf Arrangement

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Plant Life Cycle

Weed Declaration

This species is declared Restricted Matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014 for further information on declaration refer to your Local Government or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Weed Spread