Eradicate the Khaki Weed

Anybody read MidWeek? Because there's an article about this noxious weed that's making walking around barefeet unbearable, especially when carrying your canoe. Ouch!!! When taking a shower. Time for bring along gloves and weeders for pull out this pest? I going look for a convenient spray for use on these buggahs. What you paddlers in Australia do for getting rid of this weed?

Submitted by koacanoe on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 10:57am

We call them "Bindy's" ........... As a matter of fact Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's young daughter Bindy Irwin was named after this little prickle.

We Aussies invented the rubber thong (double pluggers are best see below) to wear on our feet to combat the little buggahs.

#1 Wed, 05/04/2011 - 12:21pm

I hate those weeds as well. They like to stick to the bottom of my Crocs everytime I walk across the grass to the beach. I noticed some of them started growing near the spigot where I wash off at and now have to dig them up all the time.

#2 Wed, 05/04/2011 - 5:10pm


So not content with claiming the Pavalova the Aussies are now claiming the rubber thong Even this Australian based website shows the New Zealand origin :-).

Just read about the weed, sounds like a nasty piece of work so its inevitable that it'll end up in NZ as well (if it's not already here) :-(.

#3 Wed, 05/04/2011 - 11:54pm

Haha ... we only claim the double plugger

#4 Thu, 05/05/2011 - 1:35am

Eh Rambo,

Thanks for that and cool story ...Perfect, but hey, never blown out the back ... Need 20% more surface on da front !

FYI >>>>>


#5 Thu, 05/05/2011 - 8:56am

Yo Koa,
Good advise for controlling that khaki weed comes from the South Australian State Government. You can Goggle "Weed Control Notes--Khaki weed" or

My experience is if you keep pulling the new sprouts, you can get rid of it eventually. It just takes time.

#6 Sat, 05/21/2011 - 2:54pm

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