/ Mickey Mouse plant
does it spread?
Birds and animals
eat the fruit and their droppings spread the seeds.
does it affect us?
Ochna can take
over the understorey of dry sclerophyll forest and riparian areas.
When does it
in September and seeds in October.
rid of Ochna
the ripe fruit. Dig out seedlings, making sure you get the whole
taproot - it has a kink which can break off.
plants, scrape both sides of the stem with a registered herbicide.
For larger stems, make longer scrapes. For large woody stems, drill
holes in the stem and inject the herbicide. Spraying can be done
if it won't affect other vegetation.
Ochna is a
noxious Weed Class 4. This means all land owners must control the
growth and spread of this plant on their land, in accordance with
the measures specified in a management plan published by the local
council authority. The plant may not be sold, propagated or knowingly
here was taken from an information sheet published by Ku-ring-gai
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