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Botanical Name:

Common Name:

Also known as:

Acacia baileyana Cootamundra Wattle  
Acaena nova-zelandiae Buzzy Bidgee. Native but can be an issue in some areas.
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore Maple Sycamore
Achillea millefolium Yarrow Milfoil
Agapanthus praecox Agapanthus Lily of the Nile
Allium triquetrum Three Cornered Garlic Angled Onion
Allium vineale Crow Garlic  
Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligator Weed  
Amaranthus spp Amaranth  
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel  
Anthemis cotula Stinking Mayweed  
Arctotheca calendula Capeweed Cape Dandelion
Asparagus asparagoides Bridal Creeper  
Asparagus Species Asparagus Weeds. Asparagus fern, Bridal Creeper. Climbing asparagus and Climbing asparagus fern.
Billardiera hererophyla Bluebell Creeper  
Brassica rapa Wild Turnip  
Briza maxima Quaking Grass Blow Fly Grass
Briza minor Lesser Quaking Grass  
Cakile edentula Sea Rocket  
Cardaria draba Whiteweed Hoary Cress
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  
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 spp Dodder  
Cytisus palmensis, Chamaecytisus proliferus Tree Lucerne  
Cytisus scoparius, Genista monspessulana Broom  
Cytisus scoparius subsp. Scoparius English Broom  
Datura spp Datura  
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 English Couch Grass
Epilobium billadarianum, E. ciliatum Willow Herb  
Erica lusitanica Spanish Heath  
Erica scorparia Besom 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 Dog 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  
Nassela trichotoma Serrated Tussock  
Navarretia squarrosa Californian Stinkweed Skunkweed
Onopordum acanthium Cotton Thistle Grey Thistle
Oxalis spp Oxalis  
Oxalis pes-caprae Soursob Oxalis
Paraseriantus lophantha Cape Wattle  
Paspalum dilatatum Paspalum  
Passiflora cinnabarina

 

Passiflora mollissima

Red Passionflower

 

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, African scurf-pea 
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 Other Willow Species
Senecio jacobaea Ragwort  
Silybum marianum Variegated 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
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
Zantedeschia aethiopica Arum Lily