Paddy’s lucerne identification
Paddy’s lucerne is an erect perennial weed that can grow up to 1 m tall. It is typically found in roadside areas and rocky terrains, although is also found in competitive pasture due to its unpalatability to livestock.
Its leaves are a dull green colour and diamond-shaped, 2–5 cm in length. The flowers are a pale orange to yellow colour and form on individual woody stalks and generally sprout in bunches of three or four.
The weed also produces a small fruit that is 30–40 mm long. When the fruit matures it separates into eight to 12 one-seeded segments.