Status of bifora in Tasmania(Bifora testiculata)
What does bifora look like?
is an erect annual herb growing to 30 cm high. The plant is hairless,
with striped stems and narrow, finely divided leaves. Bifora smells
strongly of coriander. Flowers are borne in an umbrella-like cluster and
are small and white, with five spreading petals that have a broad
shallow notch at the tip. The fruit resembles a pair of testicles.
Image top right: Bifora in flower (Image: 'More Crop Weeds' by MR Moerkerk & AG Barnett)
Image above: Bifora in flower and with seeds (Image: 'More Crop Weeds' by MR Moerkerk & AG Barnett)
Impacts of bifora
- Bifora is a serious crop weed.
Where does bifora occur
- Bifora is a native of southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. On mainland Australia, bifora has naturalised in South Australia.
- Bifora has not naturalised in Tasmania. However, the weed is recorded as an occasional contaminant of imported feed grain.
What you need to do
- If you locate bifora anywhere in Tasmania, or if you find a plant that you think could be bifora, immediately contact your Regional Weed Management Officer on 1300 368 550 to report this weed.
Bifora Weed Management Plan
Weed Links and Resources
Other useful links
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