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Common name


Scientific Name

Soliva sessilis

Type of plant


About this weed

This low, matting plant produces inconspicuous flowers in spring that develop into sharp, spiny seeds that can be a serious problem in lawns and bushland. The plant was originally native to South America.


An erect, spreading annual, growing to 0.2 m high producing green/yellow flowers and spiny seed pods.

Impact on Bushland

This weed produces sharp, spiny seeds that can be a serious problem. It can easily be dispersed to other areas because it sticks to clothing, shoes and other weeding equipment.


A weed of lawns and disturbed areas, gullies and ridges. Soliva sessilis prefers grey to brown sand, red-brown gravelly loam, limestone and laterite.

Priority for removal

Low: causes minimal disruption to ecological processes or loss of biodiversity.

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

November, December

Flower colour/s

Green, Yellow

Information source

Additional information

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

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