Weed of the Month: Solanum chrysotrichum

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.

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In the meantime, be sure to check out all of Brooke’s other Featured Weeds via the links and slideshow below:

Baccharis halimifoliaVigna luteolaIpomoea cairica
Senna pendula var glabrata (Easter Cassia)Dutchman’s PipeMoth Vine
Madeira VineSalvinia MolestaSingapore Daisy
Climbing Asparagus FernGround Asparagus FernMother of Millions
Lantana CamaraDolichandra ungues-cati (Cats Claw Creeper)Thunbergia alata (Black-eyed Susan)
Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor Laurel)Ardisia crenata (Coral or Christmas Berry)Impatiens Spp.

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