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Monday, 18 Dec 2017

Boneseed Weed

Weed of Significance found in Roleystone

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Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera), which is a yellow daisy like flower and obviously an attractive plant introduced as a garden species, is a weed of national significance. It has been found at the Roleystone rubbish tip and in a small reserve off Contour road.
Boneseed is a weed of national significance threatening the survival of native plants and animals in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

Earlier this year the West Australian Agriculture Protection Board upgraded the declaration status for Boneseed to ‘must eradicate' category.

It is critical that any Boneseed plant is eradicated as it has the potential to spread vigorously and cause wide spread environmental damage.

The only other place it has been identified in this State so far is at Narrogin and Roleystone.

Any discoveries should be reported to the Department of Agriculture South Perth 9368 333

For further information regarding identification and management of Boneseed, please check out the following website: http://www.weeds.org.au/WoNS/bitoubush

References:  

Department of Agriculture Media Release.  
Department of Agriculture website.

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