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Significant weeds known to occur, or with the potential to occur, in the region you have selected include the following 24 vines.

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Blade Apple
    Pereskia aculeata

Blue Morning Glory
    Ipomoea indica

Cat's Claw Creeper
    Macfadyena unguis-cati

Climbing Asparagus
    Asparagus plumosus

Coastal Morning Glory
    Ipomoea cairica

Corky Passionfruit
    Passiflora suberosa

Cow Itch
    Mucuna pruriens

Dutchman’s Pipe
    Aristolochia elegans

Glory Lily
    Gloriosa superba

Glycine
    Neonotonia wightii

Golden dodder
    Cuscuta campestris

Green-Leaf Desmodium
    Desmodium intortum

Ivy Gourd
    Coccinia grandis

Kudzu
    Pueraria montana var. lobata

Laurel Clock Vine
    Thunbergia laurifolia

Madeira Vine
    Anredera cordifolia

Mikania
    Mikania micrantha

Ornamental Asparagus
    Asparagus africanus

Rubber Vine
    Cryptostegia grandiflora

Rubber vine (2)
    Cryptostegia madagascariensis

Silver-Leaf Desmodium
    Desmodium uncinatum

Stinking Passionflower
    Passiflora foetida

Thunbergia
    Thunbergia grandiflora

White Thunbergia
    Thunbergia fragrans

      1 - 10 of 24 brief descriptions - Click on a plant image or name for a comprehensive description.


Blade Apple - Pereskia aculeata

Cultivated as an ornamental. Naturalised in isolated localities in Queensland and New South Wales. Considered to be a weed in South Africa.... more


Blue Morning Glory - Ipomoea indica

Occasional serious weed of gardens and bushland, smothering trees and shrubs. Likely to be confused with Ipomoea purpurea which is distinguished by its sepals with an acute tip, not long and tapering as in Ipomoea indica (see ... more


Cat's Claw Creeper - Macfadyena unguis-cati

Garden escape, now widespread and common in coastal summer rainfall areas, north from Sydney. Commonly used in gardens to cover trellises and fences. Serious weed that will smother large trees and shrubs. Especially troublesome along coasta... more


Climbing Asparagus - Asparagus plumosus

Aggressive weed of urban bushland in tropical and subtropical areas.... more


Coastal Morning Glory - Ipomoea cairica

Garden escape. Localised major weed of the coastal regions of NSW and Queensland, especially along creeks. Ipomoea cairica is also naturalised in North and South America, New Zealand, Pacific islands, Taiwan and Japan.... more


Corky Passionfruit - Passiflora suberosa

Garden escape, naturalised in open forest and disturbed land. Most troublesome in the subcanopy and ground vegetation layers. Leaves, stems and green fruit are poisonous. A troublesome weed in Melanesia, Hawaii, and now spreading in SE Asia... more


Cow Itch - Mucuna pruriens

Varieties of this species are difficult to distinguish. Variety utilishas been introduced to Queensland as a silage/green manure crop and has naturalised. All varieties form thickets and smother supporting vegetation. Variety utilis ... more


Dutchman’s Pipe - Aristolochia elegans

Widely cultivated in the tropics. Relatively common in closed forests in south-eastern Queensland. Suspected of poisoning livestock. Also considered a problem in Australia as birdwing butterflies, Ornithoptera priamus and Ornithop... more


Glory Lily - Gloriosa superba

Now a serious weed on sandy coastal soils in south eastern Queensland and along the north coast of NSW. Still being grown as an ornamental. Known to be fatally toxic to humans; contains alkaloids similar to colchicine; the rootstock is the ... more


Glycine - Neonotonia wightii

This legume is widely used in the tropics for fodder and often mixed with pasture grasses. Plants may smother supporting vegetation. Now a major weed in northern Queensland and increasing in south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern NSW.... more

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