Pest plants

Under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007, local government authorities can prescribe any plant, other than a declared plant, to be a pest plant.

It is each local government authority’s responsibility to schedule a plant for pest plant status and administer the pest plant sections of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 in respect of that plant.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides advice on how to prescribe a pest plant, if you need advice on prescribing a pest plant please search our website.

If you need advice on pest plants in your local government area please contact your local government authority or search the Department of Local Government’s Local Law register.

Articles

  • Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is a weed in Western Australia (WA).

  • Heliotrope (Heliotropium europaeum) is a common summer weed in the southwest of Western Australia (WA).

  • Artichoke thistle, cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) is an uncommon weed in Western Australia (WA).

  • Thornapples, common thornapple (Datura stramonium), fierce thornapple (Datura ferox),?Leichhardt’s or Mexican thornapple (Datura leichhardtii),

  • Glaucous star thistle (Carthamus leucocaulos) is an uncommon weed in Western Australia (WA). This article?describes the nature of the plant.

  • African thistle (Berkheya rigida)?is a pest in Western Australia (WA). This article?describes the nature of the plant.

  • Saffron thistle (Carthamus lanatus) is a pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • Narrow leaf cotton bush (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

  • Mintweed (Salvia reflexa) is an uncommon weed in Western Australia (WA). This article?describes the nature of the plant with links to control methods.

  • Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is an uncommon weed in Western Australia (WA). This article?describes the nature of the plant with links to control methods.

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