WEEKLY LETHAL WEED PROFILE: ENVIRONMENTAL WEEDS

What is an environmental weed?

Environmental weeds are introduced plants that have naturalised and invaded our bushland, beaches and waterways, threatening our natural environment.

Many environmental weeds were originally introduced and grown as ornamental garden plants. Most environmental weeds are not native to Australia, but some native plants have also become environmental weeds after spreading outside their natural range.

Weeds are usually very hardy plants. They may grow very quickly, reproduce in large amounts and are often tolerant to a wide range of conditions. It is these qualities that make weeds so successful and also make them difficult to control. Weeds commonly thrive where there has been a disturbance to the natural system such as changes in light, nutrients, soil or hydrology. The spread of weeds can be due to animals, wind, water and human activities.

Lethal Weed Control on the Gold Coast

Coastal Morning Glory

Ground weeds

  • Broad Leaf Pepper Tree
  • Camphor Laurel
  • Castor Oil
  • Cats Claw Creeper
  • Coastal Morning Glory
  • Easter Cassia
  • Ground Asparagus
  • Giant Devil’s Fig
  • Lantana
  • Madeira Vine
  • Ochna/Mickey Mouse Bush
  • Singapore Daisy

Water weeds

  • Alligator Weed
  • Cabomba
  • Salvinia

 

Source: City Of Gold Coast Website, 2015

 

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