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Where is it originally from?
What does it look like?
Creeping succulent herb with fleshy leaves (4 x 4 cm) covered with small, pitted dots. Clusters of small, pale pink flowers on upright stems appear in spring, and small plantlets develop in these clusters after flowering.
Why is it weedy?
Spreads easily, particularly on rocky sites, and crowds out other species. Is partially shade-tolerant.
How does it spread?
Plantlets on flowerheads drop off and develop into new plants, but seeds have not yet been observed in NZ.
What damage does it do?
Competes with native species, forming dense mats.
Which habitats is it likely to invade?
Grows well on open sites, particularly rocky areas, and can tolerate some shade.
What can I do to get rid of it?
1. Handweed (all year round): dispose of all plant material at a refuse transfer station.
2. Spray: glyphosate (200ml/10L + penetrant).