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 *

You can download a print version of this list below. 

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*    
Athel Pine        
Bellyache Bush    
Blackberry*        
Boneseed*         
Bridal Creeper*    
Cape Broom*        
Chilean Needle Grass*
Fireweed*        
Flax-leaf Broom*    
Gorse*             
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.
Tamarix aphylla
Jatropha gossypiifolia
Rubus fruticosus agg.
Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera
Asparagus asparagoides
Genista monspessulana
Nassella neesiana 
Senecio madagascariensis
Genista linifolia
Ulex europaeus
Lantana camara
Anredera cordifolia
Prosopis spp.
Hieracium pilosella
Opuntia spp.
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        
Cabomba*        
Cats Claw Creeper*    
Salvinia*         
Water Hyacinth*
Alternanthera philoxeroides
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. rotunda
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 var. zuluensis
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*                
Box Elder*
Butterfly Bush*            
Cassia/Senna*
Castor Oil Plant*
Cherry Laurel*            
Coolatai Grass*
Cootamundra Wattle*
Cotoneaster*            
Crofton Weed* 
English Holly*    
Evergreen Dogwood*            
Firethorn*                
Himalayan Honeysuckle*        
Mickey Mouse Plant/Ochna*        
Mistflower*
Montbretia*            
Mother of Millions*
Mount Morgan/ Queensland Silver Wattle*
Paterson’s Curse*
Portuguese Laurel*            
Privet*    European*    
Privet*    Large-leaf*    
Privet*    Small-leaf*    
Rhizomatous Bamboo* - Black    
Rhizomatous Bamboo*        
Rhus Tree*
Spanish/Portuguese Heath*        
St. John’s Wort*
Sycamore*                
Tree Lucerne/Tagasaste*        
Tree of Heaven*            
Tutsan*                
Viper’s Bugloss*
Wild Tobacco Bush*            
Yellow Bells*    
Eragrostis curvula
Berberis aristata
Prunus serotina
Acer negundo
Buddleia davidii
Senna pendula
Ricinus communis
Prunus laurocerasus
Hyparrhenia hirta
Acacia baileyana
Cotoneaster spp.
Ageratina adenophora
Ilex aquifolium
Cornus capitata
Pyracantha spp.
Leycesteria formosa
Ochna serrulata
Ageratina riparia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Bryophyllum spp.
Acacia podalyriifolia
Echium plantagineum
Prunus lusitanica
Ligustrum vulgare
Ligustrum lucidum
Ligustrum sinense            
Phyllostachys nigra
Phyllostachys aurea
Toxicodendron succedaneum
Erica lusitanica
Hypericum perforatum
Platanus orientalis
Chamaecytisus palmensis 
Ailanthus altissima
Hypericum androsaemum
Echium vulgare
Solanum mauritianum 
Tecoma stans

Control Measure: Plants under 4 metres in height should be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.

Common Name Scientific Name
Black Locust*            
Camphor Laurel*        
Honey Locust*    
Robinia pseudoacacia
Cinnamomum camphora
Gleditsia triacanthos

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/Wandering Jew*
Turkey Rhubarb*
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
Acetosa sagittata
Watsonia meriana
Jasminum polyanthum
Populus alba
Holcus lanatus