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Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.Bip.

Webb & Berth., Hist.Nat.Iles Canaries (Phytogr.) 3(2):264 (1844)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Procumbent to erect perennial, herb, to 0.8 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Oct. Grey sand. Limestone rises & cliffs.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 April 1997


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Boyup Brook, Claremont, Cottesloe, East Fremantle, Harvey, Melville, Nedlands, Perth.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

Alternative Names. Summer Daisy.

General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Perennial. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Garden waste.

Notes. Also naturalised in California.

Additional information. Origin. Madeira/Canary Islands. History of use/introduction. Ornamental.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull small infestations. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Germination         U U U            
Active Growth         Y Y Y Y Y Y      
Flowering             Y Y Y Y      
Fruiting                 Y Y Y    
Manual Removal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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