Boneseed

Chrysanthemoides monilifera

Boneseed

Boneseed

Legal Status: Unwanted Organism - DOC
Status in New Zealand: Established
Organism: Land plants

This plant is in New Zealand.

Description

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.

Impact

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.

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Page last updated: 22 April 2016