Invasive species that has its origin in South Africa and is one of the most common invasive species on the Azorean island’s coasts.
It was probably brought to the Azores due to its ornamental qualities, but its dispersal capacity, both vegetative and through seed, enhanced by its use as a fixer of coastal sands, allowed it to quickly colonize areas where it does not belong.
This plant of great competitive capacity is a constant presence in the intervention areas of LIFE VIDALIA and one of the species that we aim to control and eradicate within the scope of the Project.