German Ivy

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 and Seeds: 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.

German Ivy

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