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Mysore Thorn

Mysore Thorn (Caesalpinia decapetala) is declared noxious in the Illawarra District Weeds Authority control area (including Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong council areas).

The weed control class is 3. This means that:

The weed must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed”. 

Description: Mysore Thorn is a shrub 2-4m or climber to 15m high with many small thorns or prickles. Leaves are bi-pinnate and up to 300mm long. The leaflets are dark green above, paler beneath, approximately 8mm wide and covered with fine hairs. Flowers cream to bright yellow in winter. Fruit a flattened pod to 10cm long, green maturing to brown and woody. Seeds dry and long lived. Spread by birds and water. A garden escapee native to India.

Problem: Very invasive. Forms dense impenetrable thickets, limiting access and excluding pasture and native species.  Obnoxious spines that can be debilitating to stock, dogs and humans. Harbours vermin. Prolific seeder.

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