Fourleaf Allseed

Four-leaved allseed.

Common name

Fourleaf Allseed

Scientific Name

Polycarpon tetraphyllum

Type of plant

Uncategorised

About this weed

This widespread weed is found in gardens, limestone areas and Tuart woodlands from Exmouth to Bunbury.  It is a native to Europe and probably introduced with other plants by early settlers.

Description

As an small, hairless annual herb it can have either an erect or spreading or prostrate form. It has dark green ovate leaves and produces inconspicuous flowers in terminal clusters in spring.

Impact on Bushland

Not available.

Location

Found scattered across the Eremaean and South-West Provinces in sandy soils.

Priority for removal

Medium: If left mayspread over bushland and impact on ecological processes and plant communities.

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

January, July, September, October, November, December

Flower colour/s

Green, Red, White

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2905

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.

Fourleaf Allseed images


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Location

Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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