Common name: Knotweed Scientific name: Persicaria capitata Alternative common names: Japanese knotweed, persicaria, pinkhead knotweed and pinkhead smartweed. Knotweed is a mat-like, perennial, herbaceous plant with a slender, woody rootstock and long, creeping, rooting stems. It is found growing on roadsides, dry banks, slopes and in open areas, preferring full sun. It negatively impacts on the environment by forming a dense carpet, replacing most indigenous vegetation.
Inkberry | Cestrum laevigatum - need to learn to recognise this one. It is a habitat transformer and competes against indigenous plants. The whole plant is poisonous. CARA Category 1; NEMBA Category 1b.