Form : herb — perennial
Status : being actively eradicated from WA
Praxelis is a native of South America that is an erect perennial woody herb up to one metre high. The plant is covered with coarse segmented hairs and it has a pungent aroma.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, somewhat sticky, ovate to rhomboid with a pointed tip, 2.5–6 centimetres long and one to four centimetres wide, gland-dotted and hairy on both surfaces especially below, margins toothed; leaf stalk 0.3–2 centimetres long.
Flowers: Purplish-blue or lilac flowers arranged in flower heads in flat-topped clusters, each head 0.7–1 centimetres long.
Seed: two to three millimetres long, black, crowned with bristles about four millimetres long.
Agricultural and economic impact
A weed of rangelands and tropical crops.
Declared pest category
The Western Australian Organism List (WAOL) contains information on the area(s) in which this pest is declared and the control and keeping categories to which it has been assigned in Western Australia (WA). Use the links on this page to reach praxelis in WAOL.
Requirements for land owners/occupiers and other persons
Requirements for land owners/occupiers and other persons if this pest is found can be sourced through the declared plant requirements link.
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This pest is being eradicated from WA. Report the presence or suspected presence of this organism to the Pest and Disease Information Service before undertaking a control measure. Further information will be supplied after reporting.