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talk by Jerry Asher about noxious weeds in the Blue Mountains
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Alias: Bearded creeper
- Stems: Up to 3 feet tall, sparsely leafed
- Leaves: Basal leaves entire to slightly toothed. Stem
leaves alternate, sessile, cut into numerous linear segments,
rough and glandular.
- Flowers: 3 to 5 purple; flowering period from May to
July. Bracts are long and narrow, tapering to a point and borne
in several overlapping rows.
- Seeds: Seeds are the size of a wheat kernel; fruits are
hairy above, with firm blackish bristles; seed leaves have a bright
Common crupina forms dense stands that crowd out other vegetation.
Cattle will not eat it.
Control: No biological control exists for this weed yet.
Consult your local Weed Board for more information.
Report all sightings to your local