Weed Habitat

  • A garden escapee that colonises disturbed areas, roadsides, camping grounds, overgrazed sites and along levee banks of creeks.

Description

  • Erect annual herb to 3 meters high covered with short white hairs.
  • Stems are quadrangular often grooved.
  • Leaves opposite, with toothed edges.
  • Flowers orange and velvety in 2-4 round spiky clusters along the upper stem, and form hard spiky balls when mature.
  • ¬†Seeds are very small, many, and triangular.

Lion's tail - Leonotis nepetifolia

Lion's tail - Leonotis nepetifolia

Lion's tail - Leonotis nepetifolia

Lion's tail - Leonotis nepetifolia

Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.