What is that plant?

Half the battle with managing noxious and other undesirable weeds is being able to identify the plant so we can find out the appropriate control measures.

This website therefore aims to present as many quality weed images as possible to give the viewer the best opportunity of matching up the right plant. The images are divided into the following (arguable) categories:Facebook like logo

(Acknowledgements for invaluable assistance with plant identification: John Hosking, ex NSW DPI based at Tamworth NSW and Greg Steenbeeke, ex NSW DECCW Inverell NSW.)

Image libraries – each alphabetically listed by common names

NWW0401WX-salviania-closeup

Salvinia – NWW0401

AQUATIC WEEDS

Noxious and other aquatic weeds of interest found in inland New South Wales. Allows the viewer to compare the various species.

COMMON BURRS

Noxious and other problem burrs of interest. Allows the viewer to compare the various species.

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Farmers’ friend? NWW5454

Velvet tree pear NWW2904

Velvet tree pear NWW2904

CACTUS – PRICKLY PEAR

Cactus/prickly pear species declared within NSW. Allows the viewer to compare the various species. Includes the non-declared species Indian Fig“.

GRASSES

Noxious and other problem grasses found in New South Wales. Allows the viewer to compare the various species.

Coolatai grass NWW3352

Coolatai grass NWW3352

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Nodding thistle – NWW4301

THISTLES

Noxious and other problem thistles found in New South Wales. Allows the viewer to compare the various species.

NOXIOUS WEEDS

Noxious and some other “environmentally undesirable plants” found in eastern Australia.

St John's wort - Hypericum perforatum

St John’s wort – Hypericum perforatum

IMAGES – OTHER?

Plants species introduced into Australia but NOT legally “declared” to be noxious weeds. Plants that do not necessarily fit the other library categories displayed on this page?

AUSTRALIAN  NATIVE PLANTS

Some of the many Australian native plants found in NW New South Wales – and beyond.

GENERAL INTEREST

A collection of images on weeds publicity/spraying, rural scenery and historical rural landmarks.

HISTORY OF PRICKLY PEAR IN AUSTRALIA 
– from a NSW perspective

Prickly pear is in our history books as one of the most invasive weeds ever imported into Australia. Author of this website, Les Tanner was one of many who worked on the former (NSW) Prickly-pear Destruction Commission (PPDC). Every old hand who retired before Les was supposed to write a book about the prickly pear days and in particular, the PPDC. It never happened.

This project to record some of the PPDC history is probably as close to that phantom book as it will ever be!

 Please see separate pages within this website:
(1) The prickly pear story (2) Chronology of events(3) PPDC image collection (4) The miracle cactoblastis!

 

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