Pest pear of Australia is an upright (erect) or spreading fleshy shrub usually growing 50-100cm tall, but occasionally reaching 2m in height. The species is known to invade rocky slopes and river banks as well as degraded areas in grasslands and woodlands.
Pokeweed is a herb that is native to eastern North America and cultivated around the world. It contains chemical substances such as phytolaccine, tannin and formic acid. All parts of the plant are poisonous when eaten, however the root is the most toxic.
The pom pom weed is an erect perennial with green stems up to 1,3m high. It dies back annually to a root crown. Pink flowerheads surrounded by purple bracts in compact heads appear from December to March. This plant is native to Central and South America.
A slender herbaceous or woody climber growing 2-3m high with bright green leaves that are thinly textured and deeply lobed into leaflets. Showy blue to purple flowers in long drooping clusters bloom from December to March. Small, shiny berries 5-10mm across, green turning red. Fruits, leaves and stems are poisonous.
Vigorous, tussock grass up to 3m in diameter, with flowering stalks up to 3m high. Bright green long leaves with rough margins. Yellowish or purple, feathery flowers appear from November to February. This grass invades open grassland, roadsides, riverbanks and wasteland