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Bitou Bush, Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp.rotundata | by Andy Burton Oz
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Bitou Bush, Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp.rotundata

This highly invasive weed was introduced from South Africa to stabilise sand dunes on the east coast of Australia. It is now a serial pest.

 

Ironically the South Africans imported from Australia, Acacia longifolia for the same purpose.

 

So now we have a South African plant stabilising dunes in Australia and an Australian plant stabilising dunes in South Africa. Both are costing millions of Dollars / Rand to control. I sometimes despair at our collective stupidity.

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Taken on May 9, 2009