The tables below contain the State, Regional and Local priority weeds for the Blue Mountains LGA and their recommended control measure, pursuant to the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.

Weeds found in the Blue Mountains are identified with *

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Table 1: State Priority Weeds

Control Measure: The plant must be eradicated from the land and be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed; and the land must be kept free of the plant.

Common Name Scientific Name

African Boxthorn
Asparagus Weeds*
Asparagus – Foxtail Fern*
Athel Pine
Bellyache Bush
Blackberry*
Bridal Creeper*
Cape Broom*
Chilean Needle Grass*
Fireweed*
Flax-leaf Broom*
Gorse*
Grey Sallow Willow*
Lantana*
Madera Vine*
Mesquite
Mouse Eared Hawkweed*
Opuntia (Prickly Pear)*
Orange Hawkweed
Sagittaria
Scotch/English Broom*
Serrated Tussock*
Silver-Leaf Nightshade
Tropical Soda Apple
Willows*

Lycium ferocissimum
Asparagus spp.
Asaparagus densiflorus “Meyersii”
Tamarix aphylla
Jatropha gossypiifolia
Rubus fruticosus agg.
Asparagus asparagoides
Genista monspessulana
Nassella neesiana
Senecio madagascariensis
Genista linifolia
Ulex europaeus
Salix cinerea
Lantana camara
Anredera cordifolia
Prosopis spp.
Hieracium pilosella
Opuntia spp.(except ficus-indica)
Hieracium aurantiacum.
Sagittaria platyphylla
Cytisus scoparius
Nassella trichotoma
Solanum eleagnifolium
Solanum viarum
Salix spp.

Control Measure: If the weed is part of a new infestation of the weed on the land, notify the Local Control Authority as soon as practicable.

Common Name Scientific Name
Alligator Weed*
Bitou Bush
Boneseed*
Cabomba*
Cats Claw Creeper*
Salvinia*
Water Hyacinth*
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotunda
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera
Cabomba caroliniana
Dolichandra unguis-cati
Salvinia molesta
Eichhornia crassipes

 

Table 2: Regional Priority Weeds

Control Measure: The plant should be eradicated from the land and the land kept free of the plant.

Common Name Scientific Name
African Olive*
Black Willow
Chinese Knotweed
Climbing Asparagus
Glory Lily
Horsetails*
Hygrophilla
Kei Apple
Kidney Leaf Mud Plantain
Kudzu
Leaf Cactus
Ming Fern*
Mysore Thorn
Sea Spurge
Sicilian Sea Lavender
Sicklethorn
Skunk Vine            
Olea europaea subsp.cuspidata
Salix nigra
Persicaria chinensis
Asparagus africanus
Gloriosa superba
Equisetum spp.
Hygrophilla costata
Dovyalis caffra
Heteranthera reniformis
Pueraria lobate
Pereskia aculeate
Asparagus macowanii
Caesalpinia decapetala
Euphorbia paralias
Limonium hyblaeum
Asparagus falcatus
Paederia foetida

Control Measure: The plant should be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Common Name Scientific Name
Giant Reed*
Green Cestrum*
Holly-leaved Senecio
Pampas Grass*
Senegal Tea
Serrated Tussock*
Singapore Daisy
Water Poppy
Willow-leaf Primrose*
Arundo donax
Cestrum parqui
Senecio glastifolius
Cortaderia jubata
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
Nassella trichotoma
Sphagneticola trilobata
Hydrocleys nymphoides
Ludwigia peruviana

 

Table 3: Local Priority Weeds

Control Measure: The plant should be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Common Name Scientific Name
African Lovegrass*
Barberry*
Black Cherry*
Black Locust*
Box Elder*
Butterfly Bush*
Camphor Laurel*
Cassia/Senna*
Castor Oil Plant*
Cherry Laurel*
Coolatai Grass*
Cootamundra Wattle*
Cotoneaster*
Crofton Weed*
English Holly*
Evergreen Dogwood*
Firethorn*
Himalayan Honeysuckle*
Honey Locust*
Mickey Mouse Plant/Ochna*
Mistflower*
Montbretia*
Mother of Millions*
Mount Morgan/ Queensland Silver Wattle*
Paterson’s Curse*
Portuguese Laurel*
Privet* European
Privet* Broad-leaf
Privet* Narrow-leaf
Rhizomatous Bamboo*
Rhus Tree*
Spanish Heath*
St. John’s Wort*
Sycamore*
Tree Lucerne/Tagasaste*
Tree of Heaven*
Turkey Rhubarb*
Tutsan*
Viper’s Bugloss*
Wild Tobacco Bush*
Yellow Bells*
Eragrostis curvula
Berberis aristata
Prunus serotina
Robinia pseudoacacia
Acer negundo
Buddleia davidii
Cinnamomum camphora
Senna pendula
Ricinus communis
Prunus laurocerasus
Hyparrhenia hirta
Acacia baileyana
Cotoneaster spp.
Ageratina adenophora
Ilex aquifolium
Cornus capitata
Pyracantha spp.
Leycesteria formosa
Gleditsia triacanthos
Ochna serrulata
Ageratina riparia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Bryophyllum spp.
Acacia podalyriifolia
Echium plantagineum
Prunus lusitanica
Ligustrum vulgare
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum sinense
Phyllostachys spp
Toxicodendron succedaneum
Erica lusitanica
Hypericum perforatum
Platanus orientalis
Chamaecytisus palmensis
Ailanthus altissima
Rumex sagittatus
Hypericum androsaemum
Echium vulgare
Solanum mauritianum
Tecoma stans

 

Control Measure: The spread of this plant should be adequately contained to prevent spread impacting on a priority asset. Weed Notices will only be issued for these weeds under special circumstances.

Common Name Scientific Name
Agapanthus*
Arum Lily*
Balloon Vine*
Banana Passionfruit*
Blue Morning Glory*
Blue Periwinkle*
Cape Ivy*
English Ivy*
Evergreen Alder*
Japanese Honeysuckle*
Moth Vine*
New Zealand Cabbage Gum*
Scotch Thistle*
Sweet Briar*
Sweet Vernal Grass*
Trad*
Watsonia*
White Jasmine*
White Poplar*
Yorkshire Fog*
Agapanthus praecox subsp.orientalis
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Passiflora mollissima
Ipomoea indica
Vinca major
Delairea odorata
Hedera helix
Alnus jorullensis
Lonicera japonica
Araujia sericifera
Cordyline australis
Onoporum acanthium
Rosa rubiginosa
Anthoxanthum odoratum
Tradescantia fluminensis
Watsonia meriana
Jasminum spp.
Populus alba
Holcus lanatus