Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) status
- Whole region — Sustained control
- Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice pest
Perennial, clumping herb < 1 m tall. Leaves are pinnate and < 22 cm long. Flowers are pea-like, purple/white and borne in spikes. Seed pods are < 4 cm long.
What you need to know
To help protect our environment:
- You must not breed, distribute, release or sell goat's rue within the Auckland region.
- You must not plant goat's rue within the Auckland region, unless you are transferring an existing plant on your land to another location within the boundaries of the same property.
- You must destroy any goat's rue on land that you occupy if it has been planted in breach of the above rules and you are directed to do so by an authorised person.
Riverbeds, riparian margins, pasture, roadsides, wasteland.
Seeds dispersed by explosive dehiscence, gravity and water. Human-mediated dispersal through movement of contaminated soil and gravel.
Impact on environment
Toxic to livestock. Potential to act as nitrogen fixer and compete with native plant species.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
Method: Dig out.
Plant parts requiring disposal: All parts.
Disposal options: Remove to greenwaste or landfill if practical.
Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.
Community agrichemical control recommendations
No qualifications: Foliar spray with 100ml glyphosate green per 10L of water.
Certified Handler/Experienced agrichemical user: Foliar spray with 100ml glyphosate green per 10L of water and 20ml penetrant. For infestations amongst desirable species - foliar spray with 40ml clopyralid per 10L of water and 20ml penetrant (not for use in home gardens).
Caution: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.