Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum)



It is a common weed in cool, moist forests, disturbed sites along roadsides and watercourses.


Tustan is a spreading soft-wooded shrub to about 80 cm high with distinctive rigid stems and yellow flowers. 


Richardson F.J.,Richardson R.G. and Shepherd R.C.H (2006).Weeds of the south-east an identification guide for Australia. (R.G. and F.J. Richardson, Melbourne).

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Biological control

A rust fungus (Melampsora hypericorum) has become widely established on susceptible population in Victoria, but has not yet been released in NSW.

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

Area Class Legal requirements
Blue Mountains 3 Regionally Controlled Weed
The plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed and the plant must not be sold, propagated or knowingly distributed

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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