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Mother of Millions

orange flowers of mother of millions succulent weed species in Australia

Mother of millions IMG 5945 - This succulent plant, which is known by several botanical names, including Bryophyllum delagoense, B. tubiflorum, and Kalanchoe delagoense, looks attractive enough to be given pride of place in any warm climate garden, but in some areas of Australia it's far from welcome. A new plant will quickly grow from any of the tiny leaves that fall to the ground, and this factor, together with assistance from gardeners who carelessly dispose of unwanted plants, has seen Mother of Millions evolve into an invasive weed species. It adds a vibrant splash of colour to the bush, but in times of drought and when grass is in limited supply, livestock will eat the plant and can die as a result of ingesting the toxins that the plant contains.

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