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Fireweed at Bundanoon, NSW

Senecio madagascariensis at Bundanoon, NSW - 14 Nov 2021
Senecio madagascariensis at Bundanoon, NSW - 14 Nov 2021
Senecio madagascariensis at Bundanoon, NSW - 14 Nov 2021
Senecio madagascariensis at Bundanoon, NSW - 14 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Senecio madagascariensis 16 Nov 2021 ESP
Senecio madagascariensis 16 Nov 2021 Tapirlord

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Significant sighting

Tapirlord noted:
16 Nov 2021

Weed of National significance

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Weed of national significance, two plants on the way to fairy bower falls

3 comments

Daisy wrote:
   16 Nov 2021
The volunteers who belong to Friends of Morton National Park would normally be onto this and other significant weeds, but officially we have not been allowed to do so since February, 2020
ESP wrote:
   16 Nov 2021
Sadly, there are lots of post-fire weeds in many reserves, even in very remote areas. In some situations, the NPWS is dealing with this, but in many cases, it doesn't have the personnel to do the work or even to arrange contractors. Totally appreciate the intent of removing weeds from reserves, but just a tip that this is probably strictly illegal without a permit. I know, it's a farce, but just flagging that I wouldn't advertise what you're doing. The odds of anyone from NPWS doing anything about it are next to zero... The main issue for me is that keen weeders know exactly what is and isn't feral. I recommend reporting weeds in that area to NPWS.IllawarraHighlands@environment.nsw.gov.au or kane.horspool@environment.nsw.gov.au if you want some action on them (can't guarantee a response due to staff shortages). There is a volunteer group (Friends of Morton) that would ordinarily deal with trail-side weeds like this, but it hasn't been operating because of COVID constraints, and still isn't because staff haven't been released from the requirement to drop all non-essential contact. It can't possibly catch up with the backlog of work, so NPWS should be putting some staff or contractor resources onto it. If you think the situation is inadequate, you wouldn't be alone. Write to the Minister...
Tapirlord wrote:
   16 Nov 2021
Thanks ESP, I hadn’t even thought to check as I’m only an occasional visitor to the southern highlands. Unfortunately it has been a great year for weeds and Covid certainly hasn’t helped, I’m still holding out hope that parkies will eventually be able to deal with a patch of oxeye daisy and a rather large infestation of bridal creeper just down the street from where I live. I have sent you a message with more info, sorry about the commotion :)

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 14 Nov 2021 10:46 AM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 10cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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