Weeds Watch List

Posted by michaelb

Overview

These are the weeds that present a significant biosecurity threat within the Southern Highlands. If you think you see one of these species take a photo and upload it to the SHNM. The local control authority can then confirm the species, verify the sighting and take action to control a potential outbreak. We all have a role to play to reduce the risk weeds pose to our high value environmental, agricultural and social/cultural assets under the Biosecurity Act (2015). 

This list includes state and regional priority weeds, based on the South East Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-2022. Some of these high risk weeds are not present or may have a limited distribution and abundance in Wingecarribee or Wollondilly shires, however they pose a significant biosecurity risk and we all need to work together to reduce this risk. The Local Weed Management Plan (the plan) for Wingecarribee Shire is currently in development and may result in additional species being added. The plan will guide weed control actions and resourcing into the future.

98 species

Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore Maple)

Acer pseudoplatanus

Alternanthera nana (Hairy Joyweed)

Alternanthera nana
Alternanthera nana
Alternanthera nana

Andropogon gayanus (Gamba Grass)

Annona glabra (Pond Apple)

Anredera cordifolia (Madeira Vine )

Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia
Anredera cordifolia

Arundo donax (Spanish Reed, Giant Reed)

Arundo donax
Arundo donax
Arundo donax

Asparagus aethiopicus (Ground Asparagus)

Asparagus aethiopicus
Asparagus aethiopicus
Asparagus aethiopicus

Asparagus africanus (Climbing Asparagus Fern)

Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax)

Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides
Asparagus asparagoides

Asparagus declinatus (Bridal Veil Creeper)

Asparagus falcatus (Sicklethorn)

Asparagus macowanii var. zuluensis (Ming Asparagus Fern)

Asparagus plumosus (Climbing Asparagus Fern)

Asparagus plumosus
Asparagus plumosus
Asparagus plumosus

Baccharis halimifolia (Groundsel Bush)

Bassia scoparia (Kochia)

Caesalpinia decapetala (Mysore Thorn)

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