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African Daisy at Mount Imlay National Park

Senecio pterophorus at Mount Imlay National Park - 7 Nov 2020
Senecio pterophorus at Mount Imlay National Park - 7 Nov 2020
Senecio pterophorus at Mount Imlay National Park - 7 Nov 2020
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Senecio pterophorus 7 Nov 2020 JackieMiles

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Author's notes

This is an invasive weed which has moved into the southern forests since the Jan 2020 fires. The glossy upper leaf and white underside is distinctive, along with the decurrent leaf bases which give the stem a winged appearance. This can be absent in the upper part of the plant but is obvious on older stems. I found and removed around 10 plants scattered along the Mt Imlay walking track from bottom to crest, but as the seed is wind distributed I imagine there were many more I didn't see further from the track. I also pulled an occasional fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis). The fires seem to have facilitated the invasion of wind-dispersed weeds into previously remote and undisturbed areas, unfortunately.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 10 Abundance
  • 7 Nov 2020 12:28 AM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
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