Camel thorn (Alhagi maurorum)

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Impact

Camel thorn has an extremely vigourous root system, that has been known to break through sealed bitumen roads and spread from one side to the other.

Spread

Camel thorn reproduces from roots and seed. The seeds germinate in spring and rapid root growth ensures establishment ahead of most other species. New shoots emerge from the roots each spring and most flowering occurs through spring, although it can extend through summer. 

Description

Camel thorn is an erect perennial shrub that grows to 1.5 metres high. 

Habitat

Camel thorn is mostly found in pastures and neglected areas. It occurs where there is a high level of moisture in the subsoil and also grows well under irrigation.

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Camel thorn (Alhagi maurorum).

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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
Broken Hill 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 only in the area formerly known as Wakool Shire Council
Unincorporated Area of Western Division 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

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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 2014