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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

G.R W. Meadly

Keywords

Western Australia, Emex australis, Polygonaceae

First Page Number

321

Last Page Number

326

Abstract

There is no more trouble some weed in Western Australia than doublegee. Beside its competitive and smothering effect on crop and pasture, the spiny fruits penetrate the hoofs of stock causing lameness. It is a quick growing annual which soon produces a strong taproot and forms seeds at an early stage of growth. Dormant seed will continue to germinate for a number of years and a succession of germination often occur in one season. The seedlings are capable of surviving adverse conditions and making rapid recovery.

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