Environmental Weeds

These species are known to have damaging effects on the environment in the Brisbane area. 

High priority pest plants
Scientific name Common name State declaration Council declaration
Altenanthera philoxeroides
Alligator weed 1 E
Cecropia obtusifolia, palmifolia Mexican bean tree 1 E
Cryptostegia grandiflora Rubber vine 1 E
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey locust 1 E
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Senegal tea 1 E
Hedychium flavescens Yellow ginger 1 E
Hygrophila costata Hygrophila 1 E
Nasella neesiana Chilean needle grass 1 E
Nassella trichotoma Serrated tussock 1 E
Neptunia oleracea Water mimosa 1 E
Neptunia plena Water dead and awake 1 E
Thunbergia laurifolia Laurel clock vine 1 E
T fragrans and T annua Fragrant thunbergia 1 E
Hiptage benghalensis Hiptage   E
Phyla canescens Condamine couch/lippia   E
Pontederia rotundifolia Tropical pickeral weed   E
Praxelis clemitidea Praxelis   E
Sagittaria graminea var. platyphylla Sagittaria   E
Thalia geniculata Fire flag   E
Acacia nilotica Prickly acacia 2 E
Annona glabra Pond apple 2 E
Cryptostegia grandiflora Rubber vine 2 E
Hymenachne amplexicaulis Hymenachne 2 E
Pueraria lobata Kudzu 2 E
Medium priority pest species
Scientific name Common name State declaration Council declaration
Anredera cordifolia Madeira vine 3 C
Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' , A. africanus and A. plumosus Asparagus ferns 3 C
Hedychium coronarium White ginger 3 C
Hedychium gardnerianum Kahili ginger 3 C
Ligustrum lucidum Broadleaf privet 3 C
Ligustrum sinense Small leaved privet 3 C
Macfadyena unguis-cati Cat's claw creeper 3 C
Pennisetum setaceum African fountain grass 3 C
Acacia farnesiana Mimosa bush   C
Ambrosia psilostachya Perennial ragweed   C
Araujia sericifera and A. hortorum White moth plant   C
Aristolochia elegans Dutchman's pipe   C
Barleria repens Coral creeper   C
Coccinia grandis Ivy gourd   C
Dyschoriste depressa Dyschoriste   C
Egeria densa Dense water weed   C
Fraxinus griffithii Himalayan ash   C
Ochna serrulata Ochna   C
Pithecoctenum crucigerum Monkey's comb   C
Senecio angulatus Cape ivy   C
Triadica sebifera Chinese tallow   C
Baccharis halimifolia Groundsel bush 2 C
Cabomba caroliniana Cabomba 2 C
Eichhornia crassipes Water Hyacinth 2 C
Eriocereus spp. Harrisia cactus 2 C
Parthenium hysterophorus Parthenium weed 2 C
Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce 2 C
Salvinia molesta Salvinia 2 C
Thunbergia grandiflora Blue trumpet vine 2 C
    Low priority pest species
 Scientific name Common name State declaration Council declaration 
Agave spp. Agave   R
Ageratina riparia Mist flower   R
Alternanthera pungens Khaki weed   R
Amaranthus spinosus Needle burr or spiny amaranth   R
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Annual ragweed 2 R
Andropogon virginicus Whiskey grass   R
Arctotheca calendula Capeweed   R
Ardisia crenata Coral berry   R
Ardisia elliptica Shoebutton ardisia   R
Argemone ochroleuca Prickly poppy or Mexican poppy   R
Arundo donax Giant reed   R
Asclepias curassavica Red-head cotton bush   R
Aster subulatus Wild aster   R
Broussonetia papyrifera Paper mulberry   R
Bryophyllum xhoughtonii Mother of millions 2 R
Bryophyllum pinnatum Live plant, Resurrection plant   R
Caesalpinia decapetala White-a while   R
Callisia fragrans Purple succulent   R
Cardiospermum grandiflorum Balloon vine 3 R
Cascabela thevetia Yellow oleander, Captain Cook bush   R
Celtis sinensis Chinese celtis 3 R
Cenchrus echinatus Mossman river grass   R
Cestrum parqui Green cestrum   R
Chloris gayana Rhodes grass   R
Chloris virgata Feathertop Rhodes grass   R
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel 3 R
Colocasia esculenta Taro   R
Conium maculatum Hemlock   R
Cortaderia selloana Pampas grass   R
Corymbia torelliana Cadaga or cadaghi   R
Cotoneaster lacteus Cotoneaster   R
Datura spp Thorn apples   R
Desmodium uncinatum Silver leaf desmodium or velcro plant   R
Dichrostachys cinerea Sicklebush   R
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove   R
Duranta erecta syn. D. repens and D. plumeri Duranta   R
Elephantopus mollis Tobacco weed   R
Emex australis Cape spinach   R
Erythrina crista-galli Cockspur coral tree   R
Eupatorium adenophorum Crofton weed   R
Ficus elastica Indian rubber tree   R
Gloriosa superba Glory lilly   R
Heteranthera reniformis Kidney leaf mud plantain   R
Impatiens spp. Balsam (busy Lizzie)   R
Ipomoea cairica Mile a minute   R
Ipomoea indica Morning glory   R
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda   R
Jatropha gossypiifolia Belly-ache bush   R
Koelreuteria elegans ssp. formosana Golden rain tree   R
Laburnum anagyroides Golden chain tree   R
Lantana camara Lantana 3 R
Lantana montevidensis Creeping lantana 3 R
Leucaena leucocephala (all spp.) Leucaena   R
Limnobium laevigatum Amazon frogbit   R
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle   R
Ludwigia longifolia Ludwigia   R
Macroptilium atropurpureum Sirato   R
Macrotyloma axillare Perennial horse gram   R
Megathyrsus maximus Guinea grass   R
Melinis minutiflora Molasses grass   R
Millettia pinnata Pongamia tree   R
Mimosa pudica Sensitive plant   R
Morus alba White mulberry   R
Murraya paniculata Mock orange    R
Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot feather   R
Neonotonia wightii Glycine   R
Nephrolepis cordifolia Fishbone fern   R
Nerium oleander Oleander   R
Nymphaea caerulea ssp. zanzibarensis Water lily   R
Opuntia spp. Prickly pear 2 R
Paspalum notatum Bahia grass   R
Passiflora suberosa Corky passion vine   R
Pennisetum purpureum Elephant grass   R
Pereskia aculeata Blade apple, lemon vine or Barbados gooseberry   R
Philodendron spp. Elephant's ears   R
Phyllostachys aurea and nigra Bamboos   R
Psidium guajava Slash pine   R
Raphiolepis indica Common Indian hawthorn   R
Ricinus communis Castor oil plant   R
Rivina humilis or Symphoricarpos orbiculatus  Coral berry   R
Ruellia tweediana Ruellia   R
Salix chilensis; syn. S. humboldtiana Pencil willow   R
Sansevieria trifasciata Mother-in-law's tongue   R
Schefflera actinophylla Umbrella tree   R
Schinus terebinthifolius Broad-leaved pepper tree 3 R
Schizachyrium microstachyum Little bluestem   R
Senecio madagascariensis Fireweed 2 R
Senna pendula var. glabrata Easter cassia   R
Senna septemtrionalis Arsenci bush   R
Setaria sphacelate South African pigeon grass   R
Solanum hispidum Giant devil's fig   R
Solanum mauritianum Wild tobacco tree   R
Solanum nigrum Blackberry nightshade   R
Solanum seaforthianum Brazilian nightshade   R
Solanum torvum Devil's fig   R
Solidago altissima Golden rod   R
Sorghum halepense Johnson grass   R
Spathodea campanulata African tulip tree 3 R
Sphagneticola trilobata Singapore daisy 3 R
Sporobolus pyramidalis and S. natalensis Rat's tail grass 2 R
Syagrus romanzoffiana Cocos palm or Queen palm   R
Sygonium Spp. Arrowhead vine   R
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coral berry or Indian currant   R
Tagetes minuta Stinking roger   R
Tecoma stans Yellow bells 3 R
Thunbergia alata Black eyed Susan   R
Tipuana tipu Tipuana   R
Tithonia diversifolia, T.sp Japanese / Mexican sunflower   R
Toxicodendron succedaneum  Rhus   R
Tradescantia fluminensis, T. pallida and T. spathacea Wandering Jew   R
Tradescantia zebrina Zebrina   R
Urochloa decumbens Signal grass   R
Urochloa mutica Para grass   R
Zantedeschia aethiopica Arum lily   R