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Weed Management Information

"The best and most cost effective means of weed control is prevention! If you see a new plant you don't recognise, get it identified immediately. However, in a Bushcare situation it is particularly important to ensure the plant is first properly identified before it is removed." (www.weedscrc.org.au)

If you are having trouble identifying a weed please feel free to look through our database of weed management information.

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There are many websites which provide excellent and comprehensive information on weed managment throughout Australia, we have compiled a list of relevant information to the South East Queensland area which you can access below.

The 10 worst weeds of the Gold Coast - Gold Coast City Council


African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata)

Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus)


Balloon vine (Cardiospermum grandifl orum)

Bamboo (Phyllostachys spp. and Arundanaria spp. Also known as: Running Bamboo)

Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata)

Blue thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora)

Brazilian cherry (Eugenia uniflora)

Brazilian nightshade / Climbing nightshade (Solanum seaforthianum)

Broad-leaf pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius)

Buddleia / Butterfly bush (Buddleja madagascariensis, B. davidii)

Busy Lizzy/ Balsam (Impatiens walleriana)


Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana)

Cadaghi (Corymbia torelliana)

Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora)

Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis)

Cats claw creeper (Macfadyena unguis-cati)

Chinese celtis (Celtis sinensis)

Climbing asparagus fern (Protasparagus africanus, Asparagus plumosus)

Cocos palm (Syagrus romanzoffianum. Also known as: Queen palm)

Coral Berry (Ardisia crenata, A humilis. Also known as A.crispa, A. crenulata)

Coral tree (Erythrina indica, E. crista galli and Erythrina x sykesii)

Creeping Lantana (Lantana montevidensis)

Crofton Weed (Ageratina adenophora)


Duranta (Duranta spp. eg D. erecta. Also known as: Sky flower, Pigeon berry, Geisha girl, Sheena’s gold)

Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia elegans)


Easter cassia / Winter senna (Senna pendula var. glabrata)

Elephant Grass and Bana Grass (Pennisetum purpureum and P purpureum x typhoides)


Fishbone Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia)


Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba)

Glycine (Neonotonia wightii)

Groundsel bush (Baccharis halimifolia)


Kudzu (Pueraria lobata)


Lantana (Lantana camara)

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)


Mistflower (Ageratina riparia)

Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia)

Mile-a-minute / Coastal morning glory (Ipomoea cairica)

Molasses grass (Melinis minutiflora)

Morning glory (Ipomoea indica, I. Purpurea)

Mossman river grass (Cenchrus echinatus)

Mother-in-law tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Mother of millions (Bryophyllum delagoense, Bryophyllum daigremontianum X B. delagoense and Bryophyllum pinnatum. Also known as Resurrection plant.)


Ochna / Mickey Mouse Plant (Ochna serrulata)


Para grass (Urochloa mutica)

Paspalum (Paspalum conjugatum, P. dilatatum, P. wettsteinii)

Passionflower (Passiflora suberosa (Corky passionflower) and P. subpeltata (White passionflower))

Polka dot plant / Freckle Face (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Privet (small leaf) (Ligustrum sinense)

Privet (large leaf) (Ligustrum lucidum. Also known as: Broad-leaf privet)


Salvinia (Salvinia molesta)

Silverleaf desmodium/Velcro Vine (Desmodium uncinatum)

Singapore Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata)

Siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum)

Slash pine (Pinus elliotii / Pinus radiata)

South African pigeon grass (Setaria sphacelata and other introduced Setaria spp.)

Striped trad (Tradescantia zebrina)


Tradescantia (Tradescantia fluminensis. Also known as Trad or Wandering Jew.)


Umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla)


Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)


Yellow bells (Tecoma stans)