Native to tropical America, siratro is a creeping or climbing legume that is used as a pasture plant. Siratro has become a problem where there has been a change of land use and cattle are no longer grazed so that the fast growing vine has escaped into roadsides and bushland margins to smother and choke out desirable species.
Siratro is not a declared pest plant under Queensland legislation.
|Scientific name||Macroptilium atropurpureum|
The best form of weed control is prevention. Treat weed infestations when they are small - do not allow weeds to establish.
See the siratro fact sheet (PDF, 185KB) for herbicide control and application rates.