Weeds of National Significance

Although the weeds displayed in this section are not native to Tasmania (we have six WONS of our own to contend with!), these plants, often intentionally introduced, are having a major environmental and financial impact in the regions in which they grow, and are therefore of interest to all of us.

In certain cases (ie, Mimosa), we do not have a profile page. In these cases, links are provided that will take you to an external site (Australian Weeds Committee)

Weed Name:

National Co-ordinator:

Australian Weeds Committee
Link:

African Boxthorn Michael Noble
external site
Alligator Weed Michael Noble
external site
Asparagus Weeds Hillary Cherry
external site
Athel Pine Kay Bailey
external site
Bellyache Bush Kay Bailey
external site
Bitou Bush / Boneseed Hillary Cherry
external site
Blackberry
external site
Brooms
external site
Cabomba Andrew Petroeschevsky
external site
Cat’s Claw Creeper Kym Johnson
external site
Chilean Needle Grass Bronwen Wicks
external site
Fireweed Bronwen Wicks
external site
Gamba Grass Nathan March
external site
Gorse Michael Noble
external site
Hymenachne Craig Magnussen
external site
Lantana Kym Johnson
external site
Madeira Vine Kym Johnson
external site
Mesquite Nathan March
external site
Mimosa
external site
Opuntioid Cacti Shauna Potter
external site
Parkinsonia Nathan March
external site
Parthenium
external site
Pond Apple
external site
Prickly Acacia Nathan March
external site
Rubber Vine
external site
Sagittaria Andrew Petroeschevsky
external site
Salvinia Andrew Petroeschevsky
external site
Serrated Tussock Bronwen Wicks
external site
Silverleaf Nightshade
external site
Water Hyacinth Andrew Petroeschevsky
external site
Willows
external site