Soliva pterosperma



What is Bindii

Bindii - also called Jo-Jo Weed or Onehunga - is a low-growing, spreading, annual weed. Fern-like leaves (similar to carrot leaves) are attached to stems which grow from the centre in a rosette form. Plants generally grow 4 cm in diameter and are covered in fine hairs.  

Flowers are very small (3mm) and greenish-yellow. Flowers are produced in Autumn and Winter and mature into seeds in Spring and Summer. Seeds are light-brown, flattened and winged seeds with one especially long spine on the end - capable of piercing the skin. Seeds drop from the plant in mid-summer and are further spread by foot traffic or on the fur of animals.



Plants impacted

  • Lawns and turf
  • Garden beds


How to protect your plants

As seeds are produced in Spring and Summer, the best time for control is late Autumn, Winter and early Spring, prior to the weed setting seed. There are various options for the control of bindii in the lawn and garden.

For selective control of bindii and various other broadleaf weeds in Buffalo and most other lawns, try:

- Ready-to-use Hose-on formulations

- Granular formulations

- Concentrate formulations


For the selective control of bindii and various other broadleaf weeds in most lawns (except Buffalo), try:

- Ready-to-use Hose-on formulation

- Ready-to-use Spot-application formulation

- Concentrate formulation

*Please read all label instructions prior to use.

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Yates 12.5kg Weed 'n' Feed Granular

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Yates Weed 'n' Feed Hose-On

Yates Weed 'n' Feed Hose-on weed killer and fertiliser. Liquid hose on weedkiller with added nitrogen fertiliser for healthy green lawns.

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