Boneseed weeds making a comeback this Spring

September 5, 2023 12:36 pm in by
Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board via Facebook

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is asking locals to keep an eye out for Boneseed – an invasive pest plant with yellow daisy-like flowers.

Port Lincoln landscape officers have located infestations of Boneseed on the Lower and Eastern EP, which is a cause for concern because it has the potential to invade a huge range of soil types, rainfall areas and ecological communities.

The Landscape Board say each petal from its flower turns into a seed that remains viable for five years, and each plant is capable of producing up to 50,000 seeds per year.

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The weed is flowering now, and under the Landscape Act, landowners are obligated to control Boneseed on their properties.

More information can be found here.