Hairy stems bear daisy-like flowers with small yellow petals that sometimes have a green or purple tint surrounded by white or yellow ray petals extending further out from the flower centres. The flower head is 30 millimetres to 40mm in diameter.
The underside of the leaves are much lighter than the top of the leaves.
The active ingredients Clopyralid (Archer, Vivendi 300, Versatil or Void) , Picloram or Dicamba (Banvine or Bandit) are best used when Cape Weed is established in lawns.
Young rosettes can be killed using MCPA (Cleansweep and Soft Touch) or 2,4-D.
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