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How to identify red witchweed

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Published on Sep 12, 2013

Red Witchweed (Striga asiatica) is a parasitic plant that grows attached to the roots of certain grasses. Hosts of red witchweed include commercially important grasses and summer cereals such as sorghum, corn (maize), rice and sugarcane. It can also be found growing on a wide range of tropical grasses common in headlands and in pastures.

Find out more, visit http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/plants/wee...

Red witchweed is a notifiable pest species. If you think you've seen this weed, call us on 13 25 23.

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