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Common Name:

Also known as:

Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle
Acaena nova-zelandiae Buzzy Bidgee
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple Sycamore
Achillea millefolium Yarrow Milfoil
Allium triquetrum Three Cornered Garlic Angled Onion
Allium vineale Crow Garlic
Amaranthus spp Amaranth
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel
Anthemis cotula Stinking Mayweed
Arctotheca calendula Capeweed Cape Dandelion
Asparagus asparagoides Bridal Creeper
Brassica rapa Wild Turnip
Briza maxima Quaking Grass Blow Fly Grass
Briza minor Lesser Quaking Grass
Cakile edentula Sea Rocket
Cardaria draba Whiteweed
Carduus nutans Nodding Thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus, C. tenuiflorus Slender Thistles (… Thistle) Sheep, Shore, Italian, Winged Slender
Carthamus lanatus Saffron Thistle Woolly Star Thistle
Chenopodium album Fat Hen White Goosefoot, Lamb’s Quarters
Chrysanthemoides monilifera Boneseed
Cichorium intybus Chicory Belgium Endive, Groundsel Bush, Witloof
Cirsium arvense Californian Thistle Canada, Perennial Thistle
Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle (… Thistle) Black, Scotch, Bull
Conium maculatum Hemlock
Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed (& Wild) Morning Glory
Coprosma repens Mirror Bush Coprosma
Cortaderia spp Pampas Grass
Cotoneaster spp Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Large-leaf Cotoneaster Cotoneaster
Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn
Crocosmia x crocosmiflora Montbretia
Cuscuta app Dodder Mistletoe
Cytisus palmensis, Chamaecytisus proliferus Tree Lucerne
Cytisus scoparius, Genista monspessulana Broom
Cytisus scoparius subsp. Scoparius English Broom
Delairea odorata Cape Ivy
Digitaria purpurea Foxglove
Dipsacus sylvestris Teasel
Echium plantagineum Paterson’s Curse Salvation Jane, Purple Bugloss
Echium vulgare Vipers Bugloss Bugloss
Elymus repens / Agropyron repens Rope Twitch
Epilobium billadarianum, E. ciliatum Willow Herb
Erica lusitanica Spanish Heath
Erodium spp Storksbill Corkscrew, Wild Geranium, Erodium, Crowfoot, Herons Bill
Euphorbia lathyrus Caper Spurge
Euphorbia paralias Sea Spurge
Fallopia japonica syn Polygonum cuspidatum syn Reynoutria japonica Japanese Knotweed
Foeniculum vulgare Fennel
Fumaria muralis Fumitory
Galium tricornutum Cleavers Threehorn Bedstraw, Rough Corn Bedstraw, sticky weed
Genista monspessulana Montpellier Broom
Glyceria maxima Reed Sweet Grass Glyceria
Hedera helix English Ivy
Hordeum leporinum Barley Grass
Hypericum perforatum St John’s Wort
Hypochoeris radicata Cat’s Ear Flatweed, Dandelion
Ilex aquifolium Holly English Holly
Ipomoea spp. Morning Glory
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce Compass Plant, Milk Thistle, Whip Thistle, Wild Lettuce
Leucanthemum vulgare Ox Eye Daisy
Leycesteria formosa Elisha’s Tears Himalayan Honeysuckle
Ligustrum spp. Privet
Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle
Lycium ferocissimum African Boxthorn
Malva spp Mallow (… mallow) Marsh-, Whorled, Whorlflower, Ringleaf Marsh-
Marrubium vulgare Horehound Hoarhound
Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot’s Feather
Onopordum acanthium Cotton Thistle Grey Thistle
Oxalis spp Oxalis
Oxalis pes-caprae Soursob Oxalis
Nassela trichotoma Serrated Tussock
Paraseriantus lophantha Cape Wattle
Paspalum dilatatum Paspalum
Passiflora mollissima Banana Passionfruit
Pinus radiata Radiata Pine
Pittosporum undulatum Sweet Pittosporum
Plantago spp Plantain Ribwort, Ribgrass, Lamb’s Tongue
Polygala myrtifolia Myrtle-leaf Milkwort Parrot Bush
Polygonum aviculare Wireweed Hogweed, Knot Weed
Psoralea pinnata Blue Butterfly Bush Blue Psoralea
Pteridium esculentum Bracken
Pyracantha angustifolia Firethorn Orange/Red Firethorn
Raphanus raphanistrum Wild Radish Jointed Charlock, Wild (& White) Charlock
Reseda spp Mignonette
Romulea rosea Onion Grass Guildford Grass
Rosa rubiginosa Sweet Briar
Rubus fruticosus Blackberry Bramble
Rumex spp Dock
Salix alba X fragila Crack Willow
Senecio jacobaea Ragwort
Silybum marianum Varigated Thistle (… thistle) Milk, Spotted, Bull
Sinapis arvensis Charlock Wild Mustard
Sisymbrium officinale Hedge Mustard (… mustard) Tumbling, Oriental, Wild, Indian Hedge; Oriental Rocket
Solanum nigrum Black Nightshade Blackberry Nightshade, Potato Bush, Tomato Bush
Sonchus oleraceus, S. asper Sow Milk Thistle, Prickly Sow Thistle, Sow Thistle
Sollya heterophylla Bluebell Creeper
Spartina anglica Rice Grass
Tragapogon porrifolius Salsify
Trandescantia albiflora, T. fluminensis Wandering Jew Wandering Creeper
Typha latifolia Cumbungi Bullrush
Ulex europaeus Gorse Furze
Verbascum thapsus Great Mullien
Vinca major Blue Periwinkle
Watsonia meriana var. bulbillifera Watsonia Bulbil Watsonia