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ACT Priority Weeds - please report!

Overview

The following weed and pest species pose significant threat to ACT's plants, animals and fungi. They are capable of invading and degrading native ecosystems. They are yet to become well established either in ACT as a whole or in particular parts of the Territory. Early detection of new outbreaks will help us eradicate these plants or pests from the ACT or key habitats.

ACT Parks and the Molonglo Conservation Group want people to check their gardens, suburbs and reserves for new and emerging invasive plant species (nasty weeds list on the Canberra Nature Map web site), that are spreading into nature reserves and waterways where they will disrupt our native plant communities and ecosystems.  

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42 species

Alternanthera philoxeroides (Alligator Weed)

Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides

Anisodontea scabrosa (Sandrose Mallow)

Anredera cordifolia (Madeira Vine )

Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia

Araujia sericifera (Moth Plant)

Araujia sericifera
Araujia sericifera
Araujia sericifera
Araujia sericifera
Araujia sericifera
Araujia sericifera

Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax)

Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides

Calystegia silvatica (Giant Bindweed)

Calystegia silvatica
Calystegia silvatica
Calystegia silvatica
Calystegia silvatica
Calystegia silvatica
Calystegia silvatica

Cenchrus longisetus (Feathertop Grass)

Cenchrus longisetus
Cenchrus longisetus
Cenchrus longisetus
Cenchrus longisetus
Cenchrus longisetus
Cenchrus longisetus

Cenchrus longispinus (Spiny Burrgrass, Spiny Burrgrass - longispinus)

Cenchrus longispinus
Cenchrus longispinus
Cenchrus longispinus
Cenchrus longispinus
Cenchrus longispinus
Cenchrus longispinus

Cenchrus macrourus (African Feather Grass)

Cenchrus macrourus
Cenchrus macrourus

Cenchrus setaceus (African Fountain Grass)

Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus setaceus
Cenchrus setaceus

Centaurea stoebe (Spotted Knapweed)

Cortaderia jubata (Pink Pampas Grass)

Cortaderia jubata
Cortaderia jubata
Cortaderia jubata
Cortaderia jubata
Cortaderia jubata
Cortaderia jubata

Cylindropuntia pallida (Hudson Pear )

Cylindropuntia pallida
Cylindropuntia pallida

Epilobium hirsutum (Great Willowherb)

Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epilobium hirsutum

Erica lusitanica (Spanish Heath )

Erica lusitanica
Erica lusitanica
Erica lusitanica
Erica lusitanica
Erica lusitanica
Erica lusitanica

Hyparrhenia hirta (Coolatai Grass)

Hyparrhenia hirta Close up of Seed-head branches
Hyparrhenia hirta Close up of flower spikelets
Hyparrhenia hirta Dense infestation
Hyparrhenia hirta
Hyparrhenia hirta
Hyparrhenia hirta

Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender)

Lavandula stoechas Leaves and flowers at end of stems
Lavandula stoechas small shrub
Lavandula stoechas Dried and browned-off seed-head
Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas

Leucanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy)

Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye Daisy)

Leucanthemum vulgare
Leucanthemum vulgare
Leucanthemum vulgare
Leucanthemum vulgare
Leucanthemum vulgare
Leucanthemum vulgare

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