This plant is in New Zealand.
This is a bushy shrub that grows 2-3 m high. Stems are ribbed and woolly when young but become smooth as they mature. Smooth, leathery, bright-green leaves (7 x 3.5 cm) have irregularly toothed edges and are arranged alternately on the stems. Bright-yellow daisy-like flowers (25-30 mm across) are produced from September to February, followed by hard, oval, green fruit (6-9 mm) which ripen to black and contain a hard seed.
Boneseed replaces lower-growing native species and prevents the establishment of native plant seedlings. It colonises disturbed sites faster than native species, and creates heavy shade in otherwise open spaces.
What to do
Contact your regional council to determine the status of this species and responsibility for control and/or advice on control.
- Environment Waikato
- Greater Wellington Regional Council
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
- NZ Landcare Trust
Page last updated: 22 April 2016