Senecio madagascariensis


Other common names:

Fire weed, Madagascar ragwort.



Fireweed is a herbaceous weed that usually grows between 10cm and 70cm tall. The weed has distinct yellow flowers and bright green leaves with serrated margins. The flower heads consist of yellow petals, commonly with 13 petals per flower. The weed has a central taproot and spreads by its light seed.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turf grass varieties.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: Spot spraying application method. See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Act quickly. Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Seed reduction techniques are essential.
  • Mechanical: Physical removal of plants.





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