The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status

 

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To conduct a plant synonym search you may find the APNI site useful

To translate a plant’s common name into its scientific name PlantNET is a useful start

To find out where a weed has naturalised in Australia visit the Australian Virtual Herbarium

The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status is a resource for everyone who cares about the Australian environment and wishes to ensure that plants chosen for revegetation projects, landscaping and gardens are not likely to become weedy and a threat to our bushland or agriculture.

Every introduced plant species in Australia, past and present, is listed in this publication, with information on its weedy status here and worldwide.

Humans are by far the most effective and efficient vector of plants around the world. In the 200 years since the arrival of Europeans, over 28,000 foreign plants have been brought to Australia, most deliberately imported for forage or horticulture, or as ornamentals.

A total of 29,430 species are listed, including 606 Australian species that have naturalised (ie reproduced without human intervention) outside their native range.

This database has been created in response to requests from people who need to check lists of plants to see if any are known weeds; for example, lists for planting in a landscaping project or lists to be recommended for street planting in a local shire or town. It is a web-searchable version of the pdf publication, The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status (R. Randall, Weeds CRC/Dept of Agriculture and Food WA, 2007).

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The printable version of The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status can be downloaded in its entirety from: http://www.weeds.crc.org.au/weed_management/intro_flora.html.

For queries on the results of your search contact: crcweeds@adelaide.edu.au