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Weed under microscope The declared weeds list is available below. Follow the links to find information on the weeds, including images for identification and control guides plus information sheets and management plans (where available). Note: Property managers are required by law to control declared weeds.

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Common Name

Scientific Name

African Boxthorn

Lycium ferocissimum
African Boxthorn (thumbnail)

African Feather Grass

Pennisetum macrourum
African Feathergrass (thumbnail)

African Lovegrass

Eragrostis curvula
African Lovegrass (thumbnail)

African Thistle

Berkheya rigida
African Thistle (thumbnail)

Alligator Weed

Alternanthera philoxeroides
Althernanthera Philox (thumbnail)

Amsinckia species

Amsinckia species
Amsinckia (thumbnail)


Solanum sodomaeum
Apple of Sodom (thumbnail)


Sagittaria montevidensis
Arrowhead (thumbnail)

Artichoke Thistle

Cynara cardunculus
Artichoke thistle (thumbnail)

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus scandens
Asparagus Fern

Athel Pine

Tamarix aphylla
Athelpine (thumbnail)

Bathurst Burr

Bathurst Burr (thumbnail)

Bear-skin Fescue

Festuca gautieri
Bearskin Fescue (thumbnail)


Bifora testiculata
Bifora Flower (thumbnail)


Rubus fruticosus aggregate
Blackberry (thumbnail)


Chrysanthemoides monilifera (including subspecies)
Boneseed (thumbnail)

Bridal Creeper

Asparagus asparagoides (= Myrsiphyllum asparagoides)
Bridalcreeper (thumbnail)


Orobanche species (except O. minor and O. cernua var. australiana)

Broomrape (thumbnail)


Cabomba caroliniana
Fanwort (thumbnail)

Californian Thistle

Cirsium arvense
Californian Thistle (thumbnail)


Tribulus terrestris
Caltrop (thumbnail)

Canadian Pondweed, Elodea

Elodea canadensis
Canadian Pondweed (thumbnail)

Cape Tulips

Cape Tulip (thumbnail)

Chilean Needle Grass

Nassella neesiana
Chilean needlegrass  (thumbnail)

Common crupina

Crupina vulgaris
Common crupina (thumbnail)

Common heliotrope

Heliotropium europaeum
Common heliotrope (thumbnail)

Cotton Thistles

Onopordum species
Onopordum thistles (thumbnail)

Creeping Knapweed

Acroptilon repens
Creeping Knapwood (thumbnail)

Creeping Yellowcress

Rorippa sylvestris
Creeping yellowgrass (thumbnail)

Crow Garlic

Allium vineale
Crow garlic (thumbnail)

Cut Leaf Nightshade

Solanum triflorum
Cut leaf nightshade

Darwin's Barberry

Berberis darwinii
Darwin's barberry (thumbnail)


Datura species
Datura (thumbnail)


Cuscuta species (excluding Cuscuta tasmanica)
Dodder (thumbnail)

Egeria, Dense Water Weed

Egeria densa (= Elodea densa)
Egeria (thumbnail)

Elisha's Tears

Leycesteria formosa
Elisha's tears (thumbnails)

English Broom

Cytisus scoparius
English Broom


Amelichloa caudata (= Achnatherum caudatum)
Espartillo (thumbnail)

False Cleavers

Galium spurium
False cleavers (thumbnail)

False Yellowhead

Dittrichia viscosa
False yellowhead (thumbnail)


Pennisetum villosum
Feathertop (thumbnail)


Foeniculum vulgare

Floating Water Chestnut

Trapa species
Floating water chestnut (thumbnail)

Giant Hogweed

Heracleum mantegazzianum
Giant hogweed (thumbnail)


Ulex europaeus
Gorse (thumbnail)


Hieracium species
Hawkweed (thumbnail)


Calluna vulgaris
Heather  (thumbnail)

Holly-leaved senecio

Senecio glastifolius
Holly-leaved senecio (thumbnail)


Marrubium vulgare
Horehound (thumbnail)


Ceratophyllum demersum
Hornwort (thumbnail)


Equisetum species
Horsetail (thumbnail)


Hydrilla verticillata
Hydrilla (thumbnail)


Hymenachne amplexicaulis
Hymenachne (thumbnail)

Innocent weed

Cenchrus longispinus
Innocent Weed (small)

Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica
Japanese knotweed (thumbnail)


Coprosma robusta
Karamu (thumbnail)


Bassia scoparia (= Kochia scoparia)
Kochia (thumbnail)

Lagarosiphon, Oxygen Weed

Lagarosiphon major
Lagarosiphon (thumbnail)


Lantana camara
Lantana (thumbnail)

Mallee cockspur

Centaurea eriophora
Mallee Cockspur (thumbnail)

Meadow Parsley

Oenanthe pimpinelloides
Meadow parsley (thumbnail)

Mediterranean Daisy

Urospermum dalechampii
Mediterranean daisy (thumbnail)


Prosopis species
Mesquite (thumbnail)


Miconia (thumbnail)

Montpellier Broom

Genista monspessulana
Montpellier broom (thumbnail)

New Zealand Sedges

Carex albula, C. buchananii, C. flagellifera and C. testacea
New Zealand sedge (thumbnail)

Nodding Thistle

Carduus nutans
Nodding thistle (thumbnail)

Onion Weed

Asphodelus fistulosus
Onion weed (thumbnail)

Pampas Grasses

Cortaderia species
Pampas (thumbnail)

Pampas Lily-of-the-Valley

Salpichroa origanifolia
Pampas Lily of the Valley (thumbnail)


Parkinsonia aculeata)
Parkinsonia (thumbnail)


Eleocharis parodii
Parodi (thumbnail)

Parrot's Feather

Myriophyllum aquaticum (= M. brasiliense)
Parrot's feather (thumbnail)


Parthenium hysterophorus)
Parthenium (thumbnail)

Paterson's Curse

Echium plantagineum L.
Paterson's curse (thumbnail)

Pond apple

(Annona glabra)
Pond apple (thumbnail)

Prickly acacia

Acacia nilotica ssp. indica)
Prickly acacia (thumbnail)

Purple Nut Grass

Cyperus rotundus
Purple Nut Grass (thumbnail)


Senecio jacobaea
Ragwort (thumbnail)

Rubber vine

Cryptostegia grandiflora
Rubber vine (thumbnail)

Saffron Thistle

Carthamus lanatus L.
Saffron thistle (thumbnail)


Sagittaria platyphylla
Sagittaria graminea


Salvinia molesta
Salvinia (thumbnail)

Senegal Tea Plant, Temple Plant

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
Senegal tea plant (thumbnail)

Serrated Tussock

Nassella trichotoma
Serrated tussock (thumbnail)

Silver-leaf Nightshade

Solanum elaeagnifolium
Silver-leaf nightshade (thumbnail)

Skeleton Weed

Chondrilla juncea
Skeleton weed (thumbnail)

Slender Thistle

Carduus pycnocephalus

Carduus tenuiflorus

Slender thistle (thumbnail)

Spanish Heath

Erica lusitanica
Spanish heath (thumbnail)

Spiny Burrgrass

Cenchrus longispinus
Spiny Burrgrass (thumbnail)

Spiny Burrgrass

Cenchrus incertus (= Cenchrus pauciflorus)
Spiny Burrgrass (thumbnail)

Spiny Emex

Emex australis
Spiny Emex (thumbnail)

Square stemmed St John’s wort

Hypericum tetrapterum
Square-stemmed St Johns Wort (thumbnail)

St John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum
St Johns Wort (thumbnail)

Star Thistle

Centaurea calcitrapa
Star thistle (thumbnail)

Stemless Thistle

Onopordum acaulon
Stemless thistle

Stinking Mayweed

Anthemis cotula
Stinking mayweed (thumbnail)

Three-horned bedstraw

Galium tricornutum
Three-horned bedstraw (thumbnail)


Amaranthus albus
Tumbleweed (thumbnail)

Viper's Bugloss

Echium vulgare L.
Paterson's curse (thumbnail)

Water Hyacinth

Eichhornia crassipes
Water Hyacinth (thumbnail)

White Spanish broom

Cytisus multiflorus
White Spanish Broom

Whiteweed (Hoary Cress)

Cardaria draba
Whiteweed (hoary cress) (thumbnail)

White-edged Nightshade

Solanum marginatum
White-edge nightshade (thumbnail)

Wild Rice

Zizania species
Wild rice (thumbnail)


Salix species, excluding S. babylonica, S. x calodendron and S. x reichardtii )
Willows (thumbnail)

Winged Slender Thistle

Carduus Tenufloris
Winged slender thistle


Striga species (all non-indigenous species)
Witchweed (thumbnail)

Yellow Nut Grass/Yellow Nut Sedge

Cyperus esculentus
Yellow nut grass (thumbnail)
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