This plant has a mild fragrance
Athanasia trifurcata is regarded as a troublesome weed on farm lands. Livestock and game will generally not feed on this plant because of its bitter taste. Sheep and goats that might feed on it during droughts show symptoms of photo sensitivity. Athanasias exude a chemical substance from their root zone inhibiting the growth of neighboring plants, affecting ericas, proteas and buchus, but watsonias, restios, aloes, vygies and annual daisies tend not to be affected.
Common problems with Klaaslouwbos
Generally problem free.
Klaaslouwbos Companion Plants
How to harvest Klaaslouwbos
Flowers can be picked during the flowering season, seeds can be harvested in Autumn.
How to propagate Klaaslouwbos
Spreads by selfseeding in Autumn, germinating easily in disturbed soils.
Special features of Klaaslouwbos
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Klaaslouwbos
Used by traditional healers and herbalists.