Pampas lily of the valley (Salpichroa origanifolia)



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.


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).


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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Herbicide options

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

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.

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Reviewed 2014