Jacaranda mimosifolia (BIGNONIACEAE) Jacaranda

Weeds to Whack

Many Brisbane people are reluctant to call this tree a weed though it certainly is. This is because of the lovely show of flowers each October, November, December which are particularly beautiful when scattered by evening storms across wet roads. Jacaranda spreads quickly through the drier rainforests on poor soils. Weed risk high in dry areas. It is listed as 116 in a list of weeds by NSW North Coast Environmental Weed Survey – 2000 (above Prickly Pear). Fernlike, deciduous foliage of light green leaves appear in spring.
Photo: Robert Whyte