Khaki Weed – Reducing their impact in the Northern & Yorke Region

Khaki Weed (alternanthera pungens) is a creeping herb with a perennial woody taproot and annual above-ground growth. Prostrate stems are reddish with soft, silky hairs. Stems grow to 60 cm long and can develop roots where stem nodes touch the soil.
Leaves are numerous and grow in opposite pairs of unequal size up to 4 cm long.
The oval shaped leaves are green with red-purple veins.