There are excellent resources available that provide details on local weeds, how to recognise them, and how to treat them. These include:
- https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/ – you can search for weeds by name, characteristics and see priority weeds for a region, or just browse
- https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/ – has a similar weed search, and also has links to a weed App that you can download to your phone, from Google or Apple.
- https://www.coffsharbourlandcare.org.au/resources/publication/weeds/ – view online, or purchase a hardcopy booklet.
Here are the most recent “weeds of the month”:
Perennial bushy herb to 2m tall rising from thick branching rhizomes. Can also grow as an epiphyte in trees.
Slender vine, with older stems becoming corky. Flowers pale greenish. Berry, globose purple-black.
Shrub or small tree. Flowers white, fragrant. Berry black.
A vine with twining stems to 12 m long. Large white flowers. Fruit looks like choko.
Giant Devil’s Fig
Tall hairy shrub with prickles and flowers. Rapidly invades disturbed sites, outcompetes native vegetation
The highly invasive toxic plant Red Cestrum (Cestrum elegans) has reports of cattle dying after ingesting it.
The wild Tobacco plant is an opportunistic plant that outcompetes natural vegetation.