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BCN Logo New Broad WordingKey Weeds on the Bellarine

Key weed species on the Bellarine Peninsula and their general distribution and abundance are listed below. Some species are widespread, others have a restricted distribution and their impacts, though serious, may be localised

References:

  1. Swan Bay Catchment Action Plan 2002. SBICMC.
  2. Carr et al (2002) City of Greater Geelong Biodiversity Management Strategy Draft Report.(3), Melville Ryan (2008). Landcare
  3. Notes: Declared Noxious Weeds. DPI Victoria.
 

WEED STATUS

COMMON NAME

BOTANICAL NAME

ABUNDANCE

Regionally Prohibited Weed

Cape Tulip

Maraea spp.

Occasional

Serrated Tussock (WONS)

Nassella trichotoma

Occasional

St. John’s Wort

Hypericum perforatum

Occasional

Wild Garlic

Allium vineale

Occasional

Regionally Controlled Weeds

African Boxthorn

Lycium ferocissimum

Scattered

Angled Onion

Allium triquetrum

Scattered

Blackberry (WoNS)

Rubus fruticosus

Few

Boneseed (WoNS)

Chrysanthemoides monilifera

Occasional

Caltrop

Tribulus terrestris

# Few

Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

Scattered

Flax-leaf Broom

Genista linifolia

Common

Great Mullein

Verbascum Thapsus

# Occasional

Gorse/ Furze

Ulex europaeus

Common

Horehound

Marrubium vulgare

Few

Onion Weed

Aspodelus fistulosus

Occasional

Paterson’s Curse

Echium plantagineum

Scattered

Soursob

Oxalis pres-caprae

Common

Spiny Rush

Juncus acutus

# Occasional

Sweet Briar

Rosa rubiginosa

Few

Wild Watsonia

Watsonia meriana var. bulbillifera

Scattered

Restricted Weeds

Bridal Creeper (WoNS)

Asparagus asparagoides

# Common

Chilean Needle-grass (WoNS)

Nasella neesiana

Occasional

Emerging Weeds

Texas Needle-grass

Nasella leucotricha

Occasional

Environmental Weeds

African Thistle

Berkheya rigida

Scattered

Arum Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopiea

Few

Agapanthus

Agapanthus praecox

# Scattered

Apple of Sodom

Solanum Sodom

Few

Artichoke Thistle

Cynara cardunculus

Occasional

Bellarine Pea /

Myrtle-leaf Milkwort

Polygala myrtifolia

# Common

Blue Periwinkle

Vinca major

# Occasional

Bracelet Honey-myrtle

Melaleuca armillaris

Scattered

Buffalo Grass

Stenotapaphrum secundatum

Common

Cape Ivy

Delairea odorata

# Occasional

Cape Wattle

Paraserianthes lophantha

Occasional

Climbing Groundsel

Senecio angulatus

# Occasional

*Coast Tea-tree

Leptospermum laevigatum

Scattered

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster sp.

# Scattered

Cretan Trefoil

Lotus creticus

# Few

Dolichos Pea

Dipogon lignosus

# Scattered

English Ivy

Hedera helix

# Occasional

Galenia /Carpet Weed/ Blanket Weed

Galenia pubescens

Common

Gazania

Gazania linearis

# Occasional

Environmental Weeds

Golden Wreath Wattle

Acacia saligna

# Scattered

Italian Buckthorn

Rhamnus alaternus

Common

Kikuyu

Pennisetum clandestinum

Common

Mirror Bush

Coprosma repens

# Scattered

Montbretia

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

Few

Monterey Pine

Pinus radiata

Scattered

Olive

Olea europaea ssp europaea

# Occasional

Onion Grass

Romulea rosea var. australis

# Occasional

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

#Occasional

Perennial Veldgrass

Ehrharta calycina

Scattered

Phalaris

Phalaris aquatic

Common

Sallow Wattle

Acacia longifolia var. longifolia

# Scattered

Sea Spurge

Euphorbia paralias

# Scattered

Sweet Pittosporum

Pittosporum undulatum

# Scattered

Tall Wheat Grass

Thinopyrum ponticum

Occasional

KEY:

Weed species designated by BLG and BCN for priority control in the BCN Action Plan are in bold print.

# denotes weeds that are primarily coastal weeds on the Bellarine Peninsula.

* denotes indigenous in the coastal fringe but a weed beyond this range.

Weeds of National Significance WoNS: 20 weeds identified at a National level as threats to Australia’s productive capacity and natural ecosystems.

Regionally Prohibited Weed: Declared noxious weed, not widely distributed in the Corangamite Region, but capable of spreading further. Landowners and land managers must eradicate or control these weeds on their land.

Regionally Controlled Weed: Declared noxious weed, widespread and considered important in the Corangamite Region. Landowners are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to control and prevent spread and growth.

Restricted: Trade in these declared noxious weeds and materials containing them is prohibited in Victoria.

Environmental Weeds: Plants that invade natural areas.

  1. Common          Common throughout wide areas of the Bellarine Peninsula
  2. Scattered          Scattered infestations in limited areas of the Bellarine Peninsula
  3. Occasional       Occasional small infestations in limited areas of the Bellarine Peninsula
  4. Few      Few individuals
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