Senecio diaschides D.G. Drury
Senecio cahillii Belcher
erect groundsel, fireweed, shingle fireweed
Asteraceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Compositae (South Australia)
Native to eastern Australia (i.e. south-eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, the ACT and eastern Victoria).
Naturalised in south-western Western Australia.
Also naturalised in New Zealand.
Shingle fireweed (Senecio diaschides) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia, and was ranked as a moderately invasive species in the relatively recent Environmental Weed Strategy of Western Australia. It is an aggressive coloniser of disturbed forests, swamp margins, sandy rises and roadsides between Harvey and Pemberton in the south-western parts of this state.
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