Common Weeds of Emu Park Area
Name: Japanese Silver Leaf Sunflower.
Common in the sand dunes, this invasive plant sets a lot of seed and is easily spread by birds. As an anual it is relatively easy to control with a little effort over several seasons.
Name: African Tulip Tree
Originally introduced as a hardy garden plant. Invasive in bush areas.
Name: Painted Spurge
Introduced as a garden plant, the milky sap is poisonous and an skin irritant. Wear gloves when removing. An anual that loves sandy soil and disturbed sites. Grows to 70-90cm high. There is also a white version around.
Origin:Tropical North America