Story: Weeds of the bush

‘Old man’s beard must go!’

British ecologist David Bellamy fronted a late-1980s television advertisement that aimed to highlight the need to eradicate old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba). The plant remains a serious threat to large areas of native bush.

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Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - More vines and scramblers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/13625/old-mans-beard-must-go (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016