Prairie ground cherry (Physalis hederifolia)

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Impact

Prairie ground cherry forms dense infestations in pastures, crops and roadsides, reducing available fodder and displacing desirable species. When well established, competes with other vegetation, particularly summer crops, for moisture, nutrients and space.

Spread

It reproduces from root fragments and seeds (berries). 

Description

Prairie ground cherry is a summer-growing perennial 25 to 60 cm high with extensive root system. It is light green in colour with pale yellow bell-shaped flowers.

References

Parsons W.T. and Cuthbertson E.G. (1992) Noxious weeds of Australia. (Inkata Press, Melbourne).

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Control

Herbicide options

WARNING - ALWAYS READ THE LABEL
Users of agricultural or veterinary chemical products must always read the label and any permit, before using the product, and strictly comply with the directions on the label and the conditions of any permit. Users are not absolved from compliance with the directions on the label or the conditions of the permit by reason of any statement made or not made in this information. To view permits or product labels go to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website www.apvma.gov.au

See Using herbicides for more information.


Amitrole 250 g/L + Ammonium thiocyanate 220 g/L (Various products)
Rate: 1.1 L in 100 L of water
Comments: Spot spray. Active growth before flowering.
Withholding period: Nil
Herbicide group: Q, Bleachers: Inhibitors of carotenoid biosynthesis unknown target
Resistance risk: Moderate


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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, detailing weeds declared noxious in New South Wales, Australia, under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. The Order lists the weed names, the control class and the control requirements for each species declared in a Local Control Authority area.

Area Class Legal requirements
Albury 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Balranald 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Bland 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Carrathool 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Central Murray County Council 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Coolamon 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Cootamundra-Gundagai 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Federation 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Greater Hume 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Griffith 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Hay 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Junee 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Leeton 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Lockhart 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Mid-Western Regional 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Murray River (formerly Wakool) 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Murrumbidgee 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed only in the area formerly known as Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Murrumbidgee 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread only in the area formerly known as Jerilderie Shire Council
Narrandera 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Snowy Valleys 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Temora 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Wagga Wagga 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed
Wentworth 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread
Western Plains Regional 4 Locally Controlled Weed
The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread only in the area formerly known as Wellington Council

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Reviewed 2016