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Araujia sericifera at Lyons, ACT - 27 May 2022
Araujia sericifera at Lyons, ACT - 27 May 2022
Araujia sericifera at Lyons, ACT - 27 May 2022
Araujia sericifera at Lyons, ACT - 27 May 2022
Araujia sericifera at Lyons, ACT - 27 May 2022
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Araujia sericifera 27 May 2022 Tapirlord
Unidentified 27 May 2022 jmcleod

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Tapirlord noted:
27 May 2022

First record of this invasive weed from Oakey hill.

User's notes

Didn't really check whether it is a single plant or multiple. Flowers have finished, currently fruiting

7 comments

Tapirlord wrote:
   27 May 2022
jmcleod wrote:
   27 May 2022
So... any specific techniques for killing this one off? Or shall I wander up there again with a garbag this weekend and just pull out everything I can find (fruits and roots in particular)?
Mike wrote:
   27 May 2022
Dig the roots out.
jksmits wrote:
   27 May 2022
Thanks for doing that service @jmcleod ❤️
   28 May 2022
Yes this major weed elsewhere in Australia is becoming more frequent in the ACT and we will need people like Jmcleod to keep it out - Thanks
jmcleod wrote:
   29 May 2022
Dig the roots out, he says... Erk, these things have extensive but shallow roots... almost 3m from where it came out of the ground to where I lost the longest root.
Did a search around and couldn't see any others - there are a lot of hardenbergia in the area that the leaves can be superficially confused with.
Mike wrote:
   30 May 2022
Sorry about that. I must have been lucky with the ones I dug. When there are lots of different plants around I scrape the stems and apply glyphosate, but I didn’t know if you could do that.
Plants on Oakey Hill possibly spread from the old School of Horticulture (now Featherston Gardens) in Weston. I reported some from there in 2017 and assume they were removed.

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