Pampas lily of the valley (Salpichroa origanifolia)

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Impact

It is a vigorous plant that will smother shrubs and other small plants. It is difficult to eradicate due to extensive network of shallow roots.

Spread

The seeds of Pampas Lily of the Valley may be dispersed by birds and to a minor extent by rats and ants. Root segments are spread by roadworks and dumping of garden waste (Parsons & Cuthbertson 1992).

Description

Pampas lily of the valley is a low sprawling or prostrate herb or vine with stems up to 3 m long.

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Pampas lily of the valley (Salpichroa origanifolia).

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Legal requirements

Pampas lily of the valley (Salpichroa origanifolia) is not declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

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Reviewed 2014