Gold flower is a straggly shrub. It is a weed of disturbed shady, well drained places.
Goldflower is a dominating weed of swampy areas and other riparian zones.
Goldflower is a straggly, woody shrub up to 1.5 m high. It has multiple stems from the base and the longer stems spread horizontally with their ends growing upwards. The leaves are spear to oval shaped, up to 6 cm long and 3 cm wide. The yellow flowers have 5 petals and are up to 5.5 cm in diameter. The fruit is a woody capsule up to 3 cm long and 1 cm wide.
Goldflower was planted as an ornamental garden plant and has naturalised in the Central and Sourthern Tablelands of NSW.
It is native to China.
It grows in disturbed areas such as roadsides and prefers shade and well drained soils.
Richardson F.J., Richardson R.G. & Shepherd R.C.H. (2006).Weeds of the south-east an identification guide for Australia. (R.G. and F.J. Richardson, Melbourne).
PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. Retrieved 1 February 2021 from: https://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Hypericum~kouytchense
See Using herbicides for more information.
Glyphosate 360 g/L
Rate: 10 mL per 1 L water
Comments: Spot spray. For general weed control in domestic areas (home gardens), commercial, industrial and public service areas, agricultural buildings and other farm situations.
Withholding period: Nil.
Herbicide group: 9 (previously group M), Inhibition of 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate-3 phosphate synthase (EPSP inhibition)
Resistance risk: Moderate
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.
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