Identification of Weeds

Identification

Seventy-seven plants have been officially declared as weeds under the Tasmanian Weed Management Act 1999. Many weeds have similar appearances and it is important that the correct species are recognised as weeds. Tasmania’s list of weed species can be downloaded from the DPIPWE website ) and the Australian Government has a comprehensive list found here:  http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/weeds/identification/index.html

Other information can be found on local government websites eg:

The Southern Tasmanian Weed Strategy is an important foundation for the practical implementation of the regional NRM Strategy. The pdf file can be downloaded here: http://www.wellingtonpark.org.au/assets/southerntasmanianweedstrategyweb.pdf

The Tamar Valley Weed Strategy is a community based organisation trying to combat the spread of weeds within the Tamar Valley region and has a comprehensive website.  http://www.weeds.asn.au/tasmanian-weeds/view-by-common-name/

The Tasmanian Herbarium provides an invaluable research service for weeds in Tasmania. Its job is to keep a record of all native and introduced species of plant in the State and to identify new or existing plants. There are regional Bushcare or Landcare groups that are very knowledgeable about local infestations and control methods.

Weed maps are also available at which show which weeds are most prevalent in an area.