Sunday, January 18, 2015

moth plant Araujia sericifera. wild choko

This banned plant is also known as kapok vine, moth vine, cruel plant and wild choko vine. The poisonous, rampant, evergreen vines form large, heavy, tangled masses that smother trees and bushes. When cut, the vines bleed milky sap – hence the common name of milk vine or milk weed. The choko-like green pods split open to release thousands of airborne seeds that spread long distances.
How to kill it: Moth plant is poisonous and can cause skin irritations so always wear gloves to protect against contact with sap.
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Monday - MAD (Make a Difference) One of my writing is "Save the world" This could be information. The moth plant Araujia sericifera. wild choko is a obnoxious plant, the Stems Downy, flexible, twining, scrambling to more than 5 m long and strifles the plants you want. They are finely hairy when young and contain large amounts of a toxic, sticky, milky sap (i.e. latex). Contact with its milky sap also causes skin and eyes irritations, and occasionally even severe allergic reactions in susceptible people.

a pest plant in New Zealand. Photo from NZ Gardener,

Moth plant Araujia sericifera

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