Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum)

Profile

Impact

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

Description

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

References

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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Control

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 (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
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