Weeds of National Significance
An Australian Government Initiative
   

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WoNS Asparagus species include A. aethiopicus, A. africanus, A. asparagoides, A. declinatus, A. plumosus and A. scandens.

Identification

Click here to view a video on control and impacts of seven asparagus weeds, and details on the native asparagus. Or select links below to videos for each species.


Ground asparagus
(A. aethiopicus)


id and control video of A. aethiopicus
(External link - You Tube)

herbicide treatment of A. aethiopicus
(External link - You Tube)


Climbing asparagus
(A. africanus)


id and control video of A. africanus
(External link - You Tube)

Western Cape
bridal creeper
(A. asparagoides
Western Cape form)


id and control video of A. asparagoides
(External link - You Tube)


Bridal veil
(A. declinatus)


id and control video of A. declinatus
(External link - You Tube)


Climbing asparagus fern
(A. plumosus)


id and control video of A. plumosus
(External link - You Tube)


Asparagus fern
(A. scandens)


id and control video of A. scandens
(External link - You Tube)


Asparagus falcatus (‘sicklethorn’)
is a new and emerging asparagus
weed in Australia.

id and control video of A. falcatus
(External link - You Tube)

Bridal creeper, which is another Asparagus species listed as a Weed of National Significance, has a dedicated WoNS web page

National Management Guide

National Management Map

Current Distribution Maps


Ground asparagus
(A. aethiopicus)

(2013 - pdf 1,023KB)

Climbing asparagus
(A. africanus)

(2013 - pdf 1,017KB)

Western Cape
bridal creeper
(A. asparagoides
Western Cape form)

(2013 - pdf 1,018KB)

Bridal veil
(A. declinatus)

(2013 - pdf 1,020KB)

Climbing asparagus
fern
(A. plumosus)

(2013 - pdf 1,025KB)

Asparagus fern
(A. scandens)

(2013 - pdf 1,018KB)

Asparagus Weeds Best Practice Management Manual

Asparagus Weeds Awareness flyers and poster
(available for download in either high or low resolution).
Flyers have space on the back to add your logo if desired.


Asparagus Weeds – Climbers
(A. africanus, A. plumosus
and the native asparagus,
A. racemosus)
High resolution (pdf 10,392 KB)
Low resolution (pdf 3,459 KB)

Asparagus Weeds – Scramblers
(A. aethiopicus, A. declinatus
and A. scandens)
High resolution (pdf 7,918 KB)
Low resolution (pdf 3,321 KB)

Western Cape Bridal Creeper
High resolution (pdf 6,943 KB)
Low resolution (pdf 2,202 KB)

A3 Asparagus Weeds Poster
(A. aethiopicus, A. africanus,
A. declinatus, A. plumosus
and A. scandens)
High resolution (pdf 34,053 KB)
Low resolution (pdf 7,889 KB)
   

State and Territory Contacts

National Strategy download

National Strategy
2012-2017

(pdf 899 KB)

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