Weed Identification

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Significant weeds known to occur, or with the potential to occur, in the region you have selected include the following 135 plants.

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A Nodding Thistle
    Carduus thoermeri

African Feather Grass
    Pennisetum macrourum

African Lovegrass
    Eragrostis curvula

African olive
    Olea europaea subspecies cuspidata

Alisma
    Alisma lanceolatum

Annual Ragweed
    Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Arrowhead
    Sagittaria montevidensis

Asparagus
    Asparagus officinalis

Asthma weed, Pellitory
    Parietaria judaica

Balloon Vine
    Cardiospermum grandiflorum

Bathurst Burr
    Xanthium spinosum

Bitou Bush
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. rotundata

Black Willow
    Salix nigra

Blackberry nightshade
    Solanum nigrum

Blackberry
    Rubus fruticosus species aggregate

Blue Morning Glory
    Ipomoea indica

Blue Periwinkle
    Vinca major

Bluebell Creeper
    Billardiera heterophylla

Boneseed
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera

Box Elder
    Acer negundo

Branched Broomrape
    Orobanche ramosa

Bridal Creeper
    Asparagus asparagoides

Broad-Leaved Pepper Tree
    Schinus terebinthifolius

Broad-Leaved Privet
    Ligustrum lucidum

Broom (Scotch)
    Cytisus scoparius

Buffalo burr
    Solanum rostratum

Bulbil Watsonia
    Watsonia meriana var. bulbillifera

Cabomba
    Cabomba caroliniana

Calodendron
    Salix xcalodendron

Caltrop
    Tribulus terrestris

Camphor Laurel
    Cinnamomum camphora

Cane Needlegrass
    Nassella hyalina

Capeweed
    Arctotheca calendula

Castor Oil Plant
    Ricinus communis

Cat's Claw Creeper
    Macfadyena unguis-cati

Celery Leaf Buttercup
    Ranunculus sceleratus subsp. sceleratus

Chilean Needlegrass
    Nassella neesiana

Chilean Pencil Willow
    Salix humboldtiana 'Pyramidalis '

Common Thornapple
    Datura stramonium

Common sowthistle
    Sonchus oleraceus

Coolatai Grass
    Hyparrhenia hirta

Coral cactus
    Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata

Cotoneaster
    Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

Crack Willow
    Salix fragilis

Crow Garlic
    Allium vineale

Cyperus teneristolon
    Cyperus teneristolon

Dense Waterweed
    Egeria densa

Devil's Rope Cactus
    Cylindropuntia imbricata

Downy Thornapple
    Datura inoxia

Elodea
    Elodea canadensis

Espartillo
    Amelichloa brachychaeta

Fierce Thornapple
    Datura ferox

Firethorn
    Pyracantha spp.

Flaxleaf Fleabane
    Conyza bonariensis

Giant Parramatta Grass
    Sporobolus fertilis

Golden Weeping Willow
    Salix xsepulcralis var. chrysocoma

Golden Willow
    Salix alba var. vitellina

Golden dodder
    Cuscuta campestris

Gorse
    Ulex europaeus

Green Cestrum
    Cestrum parqui

Grey Sallow
    Salix cinerea

Ground Asparagus
    Asparagus aethiopicus

Hawthorn
    Crataegus monogyna

Heather
    Calluna vulgaris

Hemlock
    Conium maculatum

Himalayan Honeysuckle
    Leycesteria formosa

Hoary Cress
    Cardaria draba

Honey Locust Tree
    Gleditsia triacanthos

Horehound
    Marrubium vulgare

Horsetail (common)
    Equisetum arvense

Horsetail
    Equisetum hyemale

Hudson Pear
    Cylindropuntia rosea

Japanese Honeysuckle
    Lonicera japonica

Kahili Ginger
    Hedychium gardnerianum

Khaki weed
    Alternanthera pungens

Kidneyleaf Mudplantain
    Heteranthera reniformis

King Devil
    Hieracium praealtum

Kochia
    Bassia scoparia

Lagarosiphon
    Lagarosiphon major

Lippia
    Phyla canescens

Longstyle feather grass
    Pennisetum villosum

Madeira Vine
    Anredera cordifolia

Mexican Feather Grass
    Nassella tenuissima

Mexican poppy
    Argemone ochroleuca

Montpellier Broom
    Genista monspessulana

Mother-of-Millions
    Bryophyllum delagoense

Mouse-Ear Hawkweed
    Hieracium pilosella

Narrow-Leaf Cotton Bush
    Gomphocarpus fruticosus

New Zealand Hybrid Willow
    Salix matsudana xSalix alba hybrids

Nodding Thistle
    Carduus nutans

Noogoora Burr
    Xanthium occidentale

Ochna
    Ochna serrulata

Orange Hawkweed
    Hieracium aurantiacum

Ox-Eye Daisy
    Leucanthemum vulgare

Paddy's lucerne
    Sida rhombifolia

Parkinsonia
    Parkinsonia aculeata

Parodi Spike Rush
    Eleocharis parodii

Parramatta Grass
    Sporobolus africanus

Parrot’s Feather
    Myriophyllum aquaticum

Parthenium Weed
    Parthenium hysterophorus

Paterson’s Curse
    Echium plantagineum

Perennial Ragweed
    Ambrosia psilostachya

Perennial Thistle
    Cirsium arvense

Purple Osier
    Salix purpurea

Ragwort
    Senecio jacobaea

Rambling Dock
    Acetosa sagittata

Reichardtii
    Salix xreichardtii

Saffron Thistle
    Carthamus lanatus

Sagittaria
    Sagittaria platyphylla

Salvinia
    Salvinia molesta

Scotch Thistle
    Onopordum acanthium

Sea Rush/Spiny Rush
    Juncus kraussii/Juncus acutus

Serrated Tussock
    Nassella trichotoma

Skeleton Weed
    Chondrilla juncea

Small-Leaved Privet
    Ligustrum sinense

Sorrel
    Acetosella vulgaris

Spear thistle
    Cirsium vulgare

Spiny Rush
    Juncus acutus

St John's Wort
    Hypericum perforatum

Sweet Briar
    Rosa rubiginosa

Toetoe
    Cortaderia richardii

Tortured Willow
    Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

Tree-of-Heaven
    Ailanthus altissima

Variegated thistle
    Silybum marianum

Wandering Jew
    Tradescantia fluminensis

Ward's Weed
    Carrichtera annua

Water Hyacinth
    Eichhornia crassipes

Water Soldier
    Stratiotes aloides

Weeping Willow
    Salix babylonica

White Crack Willow
    Salix xrubens

White Spanish Broom
    Cytisus multiflorus

White Willow
    Salix alba var. alba

Wild Radish
    Raphanus raphanistrum

Witchweed
    Striga asiatica

Yellow Waterlily
    Nymphaea mexicana

      1 - 10 of 135 brief descriptions - Click on a plant image or name for a comprehensive description.


A Nodding Thistle - Carduus thoermeri

First recorded in Queensland near Gympie, but has spread from this area. Only known from Queensland. It appears to grow in warmer areas than C. nutans in Australia. A pasture weed in some areas of south-eastern Queensland and a serio... more


African Feather Grass - Pennisetum macrourum

Possibly introduced to Australia in hay brought back with horses after the Boer War. Spring and summer growing grass that is drought resistant, has low palatability, harbours rabbits, is a fire hazard and restricts access to watercourses. O... more


African Lovegrass - Eragrostis curvula

A variable species complex. Valued for soil conservation and fodder or regarded as a serious weed. Introduced for soil stabilisation. Common on sandy soils; capable of resisting drought and heavy grazing. Successfully competes with low grow... more


African olive - Olea europaea subspecies cuspidata

A locally common weed of roadsides, neglected land and stream banks. African Olive produces fruit that are usually smaller and less fleshy than those of plants cultivated for edible olives and olive oil.... more


Alisma - Alisma lanceolatum

Thrives in shallow, slow-moving or stationary, nutrient rich water. A serious weed of rice in New South Wales.... more


Annual Ragweed - Ambrosia artemisiifolia

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


Arrowhead - Sagittaria montevidensis

Mainly grows in inland irrigation areas of NSW, where it is a potential weed of rice, and minor weed of irrigation supply and drainage channels. In the 1980s it increased noticeably in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of NSW. Also in creeks... more


Asparagus - Asparagus officinalis

Asparagus is widely cultivated for its edible green shoots (spears). Dies back to ground level in winter, producing a succession of shoots through late spring and early summer. Asparagus is widely naturalised near habitation in cooler parts... more


Asthma weed, Pellitory - Parietaria judaica

Thrives in cracks, especially against walls. A common weed on roadsides, gardens and especially where there is seepage. A declared noxious weed in the Sydney region. Pollen causes an allergic response in some individuals. Pellitory is also ... more


Balloon Vine - Cardiospermum grandiflorum

Seedlings germinate most of the year on disturbed land. Plants spread over ground or climb trees and shrubs. Common in moist gullies along the warm temperate to tropical coast of Qld and NSW.... more

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