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Significant weeds known to occur, or with the potential to occur, in the region you have selected include the following 67 plants.
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Acacia nilotica subspecies indica
Mossman River Grass
Rubber vine (2)
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata
Devil's Rope Cactus
Parodi Spike Rush
Velvet tree pear
Castor Oil Plant
Common on roadsides and pastoral land of inland Australia. Invasive in waterways. Often grows as scattered plants but may form spiny thickets that prevent access to grazing animals. Accessible foliage and young green pods grazed by cattle a... more
Considered to be useful in South Africa. One of the most widespread trees in Africa. Potentially a major woody weed in Australia. Introduced a number of times and planted at scattered locations in southern Australia as a typically African t... more
Introduced to Qld in the 1890s. Initially promoted for shade and fodder. Since then it has spread and now infests over 7 million ha of Qld with smaller infestations in the NT, SA and NSW. Like many legumes, Prickly Acacia is hard-seeded and... more
Common in northern Queensland. A serious weed of row crops and a contaminant of wool. A weed in many countries.... more
Widespread and common. Usually germinates in autumn or winter. Seldom grazed and may be locally dominant in temperate pastures. Contains oxalates and is suspected of poisoning stock. Also a weed of crops in temperate Australia. Has been use... more
Often found on sandy and calcareous soil. Introduced to Australia in the 1880s to assist with revegetation of degraded rangelands. Now widespread in northern Australia. Only grazed when other more palatable plants are sparse. Produces masse... more
Amongst the worst aquatic weed threats in Australia. Adapted to growing on damp land, occasionally flooded land, in shallow water (rooted in the substrate), attached to the bank (in deep water) or free floating. Will survive for a few days ... more
Major weed of warm temperate and tropical areas around the world. Stock graze young plants. Widespread in wasteland, caravan parks, orchards and recreation areas. Spines are a problem with dogs and stock but are particularly troublesome to ... more
Weed of roadsides, wastelands and occasionally cultivation. Major cause of allergy with pollen causing flu-like symptoms; contact with the plant can also cause skin allergies. The stem-galling moth, Epiblema strenuana, introduced for... more
Forms dense colonies. A weed of crops and pasture. Plants not eaten by stock. Major cause of allergy with pollen causing flu-like symptoms; plant contact often causes skin allergies. Epiblema strenuana, a stem-galling moth introduced... more
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