Weeds Australia – Paterson’s Curse

Weeds Australia

Paterson’s Curse is a widely spread pasture weed across temperate Australia that is toxic to livestock. It usually appears as an infestation and can dominate over other plant species turning whole landscapes purple with flowers.

This Weeds Australia profile provides quick facts at the top of the article followed by a visual description of the plant and flowers and the impact of this weed on agriculture and ecology.

The profile outlines control mechanisms such as chemical and non-chemical and biological control, its growing and spreading habits, and its history of introduction into Australia.

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