During the heath mouse survey several weeks ago in Honeysuckle Native Forest Reserve, we came across an isolated bridal creeper plant growing up through a yacca. As we didn’t have the right equipment to remove it immediately (given the dense mat of tubers the plant establishes below ground), a few days later we came back with a small pick to grub out the plant.
Only the plant had a bit of a surprise for us! The stem wasn’t attached to the ground, but the side of the yacca plant – a most unusual sight.
We may not have had to do any digging in the end, but we successfully claimed our victim. And remember…. if you notice an isolated outbreak of a serious environmental weed like this, you know what to do!