Vines & Scramblers

German Ivy

Senecio macroglossus

A popular plant for hanging baskets, German Ivy has escaped cultivation and found its way into shaded areas on the verges of rainforests.
  • Family Asteraceae
  • Origin South Africa
  • Habit Evergreen light or slender, twining herbaceous perennial.
  • Leaves Bright green, fleshy, triangular or five-pointed ivy-like.
  • Flowers Large, conspicuous pale yellow daisy flowers about 6cm across and carried singly on long slender stalks are borne just about all year round, but mainly during the summer months.
  • Fruit The seeds are small and stick-like with a tuft of greyish-white bristles at one end (pappus). Dandelion-like tufty balls.
  • Roots Shallow and fibrous, fragments re-root readily.
  • Dispersal Seed is spread by wind, humans, contaminated soil (earthmoving equipment, car tyres etc) and garden refuse dumping.
  • Control Hand Dig, Skirting, Foliar spray.

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