Bitter weed is an annual plant, native to south-eastern United States and Mexico. Bitter weed is poisonous to livestock. Found in Mt Tamapara area of Queensland was treated and believed to be eradicated until it came back ten years later.
Bitter weed is not a declared pest under Queensland legislation.
|Scientific name||Helenium amarum|
The best form of weed control is prevention. Treat weed infestations when they are small - do not allow weeds to establish.