Also known as Giant Devil’s Fig, Solanum chrysotrichum is spreading shrub or small tree Class R Weed which needs to be reduced in number. With it’s large leaves and clusters of star-shaped flowers, the ‘devil’ is in the detail with this little horror, due to the prickly nature of it’s make-up, which can not only inflict some nasty injuries to both animals, wildlife and humans, but it’s fruit can also be quite toxic to livestock.
- Gallery images: Brooke Senior for Regen Australia
- Banner image: By John Robert McPherson – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=85748609
- Image on Graphic: By John Robert McPherson – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=857485Im
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