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Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium auantiacum)

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 15:59

This plant has totally destroyed my own and neighbouring gardens. It gradually destroys plants and grass and is a notifiable weed in Australia and some parts of America. I too thought it pretty at first, now I wish I had a flame thrower though doubt if that would even do it, I spend a fortune on weedkillers every year just to try to keep some free areas. It is hard to pull out when growing in grass, even one tiny root hair is enough for it to survive and spread. Even if I got it under control in my garden you can hardly demand your neighbours do the same! By the time they realise what you are talking about it is too late for them too!

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