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Bidens pilosa

Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend at Banks, ACT

Bidens pilosa at Banks, ACT - 11 Jul 2019
Bidens pilosa at Banks, ACT - 11 Jul 2019
Bidens pilosa at Banks, ACT - 11 Jul 2019
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Bidens pilosa 15 Jul 2019 michaelb

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
15 Jul 2019

This is a problematic weed which spreads quickly. It shows signs of being very invasive and needs to be eradicated or controlled.

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In Rob Roy Reserve, along the steep uphill fire trail to the east of Banks, and near the water tank.

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michaelb wrote:
   15 Jul 2019
I found a dense patch of these weeds perhaps 50 or more. It is hard to say how many because it was getting dark and I didn't walk up the hill to see how far up they extended. They are tough dried plants standing erect with hundreds or thousands of seeds intact on the dry branches.
They are apparent survivors from the population that was found nearby and removed in 2015.
They can easily be found, just inside the gate to Rob Roy Reserve, growing along edges of the fire trail which rises steeply up the hill. The population extends up the hill for some distance, but I don't know how far. Many of them are in the gutters on the left side as you look up the hill.
There are far too many for me to deal with. The largest patch near the gate had plants up to 1 metre high with a dense covering of seeds.

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Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Banks, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb Utetheisa (genus) (A tiger moth) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb Opuntia sp. (Prickly Pear) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Mirabilis jalapa (Four O'clock Plant or Marvel of Peru) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 20 Aug 2019 by michaelb Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 20 Aug 2019 by michaelb Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Banks, ACT - 12 Jul 2016 by michaelb Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 5 May 2015 by michaelb Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 2 May 2015 by michaelb Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Banks, ACT - 2 May 2015 by michaelb Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 2 May 2015 by michaelb Cenchrus setaceus (African Fountain Grass) at Banks, ACT - 20 Jan 2010 by michaelb
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Banks, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JohnBundock
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Utetheisa (genus) (A tiger moth) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Banks, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Opuntia sp. (Prickly Pear) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Mirabilis jalapa (Four O'clock Plant or Marvel of Peru) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 20 Aug 2019 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 20 Aug 2019 by michaelb
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Banks, ACT - 12 Jul 2016 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 5 May 2015 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 2 May 2015 by michaelb
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Banks, ACT - 2 May 2015 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Pegs, Farmer's Friend) at Banks, ACT - 2 May 2015 by michaelb
Cenchrus setaceus (African Fountain Grass) at Banks, ACT - 20 Jan 2010 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

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  • 50 Abundance
  • 11 Jul 2019 09:34 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

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  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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