Escapees found in the Cove!

Dimorphotheca ecklonisdougkThu, 10/11/2011 - 12:00am

Purple daisy
Feral plant when in the bush

Amongst the wonderful wildflowers to be found in our bush are some less desirable imports: Sadly, you may encounter the accursed lantana. The purple daisy, Dimorphotheca (Osteospermum) ecklonis may look fine in a garden but it competes with local flora when it escapes into the bush. Fireweed may be found along roadsides and in previously cleared areas. Bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera) was once seen as a saviour of sand dunes before it was recognised as a dangerous pest.

Perhaps you have identified areas of infestation from these or other weeds in our bush?  Let us know what you have discovered. Can you help with eliminating these weeds from our bush?


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