Weeds found in the park

The following list is some of the weeds that inhabits the park. Although a great deal of effort goes into weed reduction it is still possible to detect nearly all on the list below. Hopefully though, not as many as last year and more than there will be next year...
Some weeds have proved helpful in revegetation, for example, Solanum mauritianum (Wild Tobacco) quickly regenerates on cleared sites and suppresses more harmful weeds. It does not compete with regenerating natives and disappears once a canopy is formed.

An excellent refernce book on weeds is Weeds, An illustrated botanical guide to the weeds of Australia by B.A. Auld and R.W. Mead, Inkata Press, 1992

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Species Common Name Images
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Lantana camara lantana
Delairea odorata (syn. Senecio mikanioides) Cape Ivy
Senecio madagascariensis (S. lautus) Varibale groundsel, Fireweed
Arauja bortorum Moth plant
Argeratina adenophora Crofton weed
Sida rhombifolia Paddy's lucerne
Crassocephalum crepidioides Thickhead
Conyza albieda Tall fleabane (some other fleabanes present as well)
Rumex sagittatus Turkey Rhubarb/Potato Vine
Argeratina riparia Mist flower
Chrysanthemoides monilifera Bitou bush, boneseed
Rubus fruiticosa Blackberry
Tradescantia albiflora Wandering jew
Senna floribunda Smooth cassia
Solanum mauritianum Wild Tobacco
Solanum nigrum Black nightshade
Solanum pseudocapsicum Jerusalum Cherry, Madiera Winter Cherry
Hedychium gardneranum Wild ginger
Ligustrum sinense Small leaved privet
Ligustrum lucidum Privet (on right)
Canna indica Canna,
Thunbergia alata Black eyed Susan
Bidens pilosa Cobblers Peg/Pitchfork plant
Verbena bonariensis Purple top
Phytolacca octandra Ink Weed
Polygonum capitatum Japanese knotweed
Passiflora subpeltata Passionfruit
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel
Verbascum virgatum
not hairy like V. thapsus
Cirsium vulgare Spear thistle, black thistle
Lonicera japonica Honeysuckle
Ipomoea purpurea Common morning glory
Anredera cordifolia Madiera vine
Galinsoga parviflora potato weed, galinsoga,
yellow weed
Gomphocarpus fruiticosus narrow leaf cotton bush,
(fruits are inflated pods)
Asclepias curassavica redhead cotton bush
Foeniculum vulgare fennel,
flower heads are yellow, compound umbels
at ends of branches
Tagetes minuta False marigold, stinking roger
Sonchus oleraceus common sowthistle, milk thistle
Vicia sativa common vetch, tares
Melilotus indica hexham scent, sweet melilot
King Island melilot
Datura stramonium common thornapple
Nerium oleander oleander
Ricinus communis castor oil plant
Protoaspargus aethiopicus fern asparagus

Various grasses - kikuyu, paspalum, winter grass, couch

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