Priority level - Containment

These weeds are widely distributed in parts of the region or state. While broadscale elimination is not practicable, minimisation of the biosecurity risk posed by these weeds is reasonably practicable.

# Core infestation area in this region.

Alligator weed

Alligator weed
(Alternanthera philoxeroides)

Alligator weed biosecurity zone established.

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Giant reed

Giant reed
(Arundo donax)

Asparagus fern Asparagus fern #
(Asparagus virgatus)

Glory lily

Glory lily #
(Gloriosa superba)

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Bitou bush
(Chrysanthemoides monilifera 
subsp. rotunda)

Bitou bush biosecurity zone established.

  Fact sheet

Green cestrum

Green cestrum #
(Cestrum parqui)

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Black willow Black willow
(Salix nigra)

Groundsel bush

Groundsel bush #
(Baccharis halimifolia)

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Blue heliotrope Blue heliotrope
(Heliotropium amplexicaule)

Honey locust

Honey locust #
(Gleditsia triacanthos)

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Bridal creeper

Bridal creeper
(Asparagus asparagoides)

Hygrophila Hygrophila #
(Hygrophila costata 
and H. polysperma)

Broad-leaf pepper tree

Broad-leaf pepper tree #
(Schinus terebinthifolius)

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Kudzu #
(Pueraria lobata)


Cabomba #
(Cabomba caroliniana)

Lead tree Lead tree #
(Leucaena leucocephala)

Chinese celtis

Chinese celtis #
(Celtis sinensis)

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Long-leaf willow primrose Long-leaf willow primrose #
(Ludwigia longifolia)

Chinese tallow tree

Chinese tallow tree #
(Triadica sebifera)

Moonflower Moonflower #
(Ipomoea alba)

Cockscomb coral tree

Cockscomb coral tree # (aka Cockspur)
(Erythrina crista-galli)

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Mysore thorn

Mysore thorn #
(Caesalpinia decapetala)

Devil's fig

Devil's fig #
(Solanum torvum)

Regional recommended measure as per Giant devil's fig.

Water lettuce Water lettuce #
(Pistia stratiotes)

Giant devil's fig

Giant devil's fig #
(Solanum chrysotrichum)

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Yellow bells #
(Tacoma stans)

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