Community group 'Greenskills' with holly-leaved senecio(Senecio glastifolius) at the Albany Show, educating the public on identifying this weed - Photo © Greenskills

Procedures for identifying weeds

  1. pdfCollect good plant specimens1.11 MB.  
  2. Try and identify the plant yourself using available resources.
  3. Ask an expert - contact the Pest and Disease Information Service.
  4. Contact the Pest and Disease Information Service if you think the weed you have found is a declared plant.

Resources

There are many resources available to help you identify weeds and native plants.

Books:
  • Western Weeds: A guide to the weeds of Western Australia’ by B.M.J. Hussey et al.
  • Weeds of the south-east: an identification guide for Australia’ by F.J. Richardson et al.

Purchase these and other weed resources online: Weed Information.

Online identification resources:
Books:

 

 

 

  • Western Weeds: A guide to the weeds of Western Australia by B.M.J. Hussey et al.
  • Weeds of the south-east: an identification guide for Australia by F.J. Richardson et al.

 

Purchase these and other weed resources online: Weed Information.

Software indentifcation resources:
  • Environmental Weeds of Australia
  • Euclid v3 – Eucalypts of Australia
  • Wattles Acacias of Australia