Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula L.
(Achyranthes sicula)
(Achyranthes argentea)
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: North America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Woody-based herbaceous perennial, with pubescent stems, between 30 cm and 100 cm tall. Leaves: Elliptical to ovate, acute, from 1 cm to 6 cm long; green, turning red. Flowers: 4 mm to 5 mm long, purplish-pink, in long, lax spikes. Each flower has three spiny bracts.
Key Features:
Control: cultivation, and mature plants should be pulled with care

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