WEEDS TO WHACK

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Abutilon grandifolium (MALVACEAE) Hairy Abutilon

Habit A native of South America, Abutilon grandifolium is a garden escapee found on waste ground. It is a shrub to 2 m (sometimes more) with hairy stems and leaves. The hairs are simple, to 5mm. Deeply lobed, toothed leaves to 15 cm come to a point at the...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Abutilon pictum (MALVACEAE) Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern

Image: Foliage and flower Abutilon pictum is a a shrub growing to 5 m tall native to Brazil, a popular ornamental plant in subtropical gardens, and has become naturalised in Central America. A large and relatively dense population of this species (consisting...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Acetosa sagittata (POLYGONACEAE) Climbing Dock, Turkey Rhubarb

Image: Foliage, mature fruit Arrowhead-shaped, light green leaves, stems have purplish ridges running along the length. Large tubers, up to 15 cm long, form near the base of the plant, underground stems grow out with more tubers growing on these stems. Can...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Ageratum houstonianum (ASTERACEAE) Billy Goat Weed

Image: Flower Native to tropical America, Billy Goat Weed is an annual or short-lived perennial herb growing to 1m. It is a widespread weed of disturbed areas. A common weed but not a particularly damaging one. Stems and leaves are softly hairy. Mostly...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Aleurites moluccana (EUPHORBIACEAE) Candlenut

Image: Foliage Also known as Candleberry, Indian walnut, Kemiri, Varnish tree or Kuku'i nut tree, Candelnut is a rainforest tree of Polynesia, South East Asia, (and North Queensland) now becoming a pest in suburban Brisbane. Its early history is unknown...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Alternanthera brasiliana (AMARANTHACEAE) Purple Joyweed

A cultivar of Alternanthera brasiliana related to Alligator Weed (A. philoxeriodes) and Khaki Weed (A. pungens). It comes from tropical and sub tropical Central and South America. An emerging weed in the Enoggera catchment due to its heavy use as an...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Alternanthera pungens (AMARANTHACEAE) Khaki Weed

Image: Habit Khaki weed (Alternanthera pungens) is a widespread weed native to South America. Pungens means "sharp". The plant is spread readily by its many white/yellow prickly burrs carried by contact with animals and people. Grows in dense patches flat...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Amaranthus viridis (AMARANTHACEAE) Green Amaranth

Image: Habit An annual herb with an erect or semi-erect habit, growing to 1 m in height, native to tropical America. A common weed in gardens, roadsides, parks, pastures, cultivation and other disturbed sites. Stems can be hairless (glabrous) or sparsely...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (ASTERACEAE) Annual Ragweed

An annual herb to 2 m. Native to eastern North America. This weed has been sighted spreading rapidly along along Bulimba Creek in Wishart and Sunnybank. Declared a noxious weed in Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Leaves are opposite...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Anredera cordifolia (BASELLACEAE) Madeira Vine

Madeira Vine has been declared a Weed of National Significance Habit and flowers A perennial, twining or climbing vine, forming large numbers of tubers along stems and from the roots. One of the worst weeds of the Enoggera catchment. In bushland, the vines...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Antigonon leptopus POLYGONACEAE Coral vine

Coral vine is native to Mexico, regularly escaping into bushlands and creek edges in South-East Queensland. A perennial vine to 12m in length, climbs by tendrils. Attractive green heart-shaped leaves to 10 cm. In summer the vine produces large branching flower stalks...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine

Archontopheonix alexandrae (ARECACEAE) Alexandra Palm

Image: Juveniles A tall palm when fully grown (to about 25 m) the Alexandra Palm is closlely related to the locally native Bangalow Palm (A. cunninghamiana) but is a North Queensland plant. The palms found in bush regeneration sites have typically escaped...

Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus (FABACEAE) Gidee Gidee, Crab Eye Vine