Bindii

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Common name

Bindii

Scientific Name

Soliva sessilis

Type of plant

Uncategorised

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.

Description

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.

Location

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

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/10920

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

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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Location

Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

(08) 9420 7207 (please leave a message)

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