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.

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Inkberry

Syringa | Melia azedarach - Remove from garden. Source: invasives.org.za

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Syringa

Sword fern | Nephrolepis exaltata - Remove from garden. Source: invasives.org.za

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Sword fern

Camphor tree | Cinnamomum camphora - removed and still removing. CARA 2002 – Category 1 but only in Limpopo, KZN, & Mpumalanga NEMBA - a. 1b in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Camphor tree

Purple morning glory | Ipomoea indica - Remove from garden. It forms dense perennial growth that overtops and smothers other species. CARA 2002 – Category 1 in Limpopo, KZN, Mpumalanga, and Category 2 rest of South Africa Proposed legislation: NEMBA – Category 1b Source: invasives.org.za

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Morning glory

Kahili ginger lily | Hedychium gardnerianum - removed. Competes with and replaces indigenous species. Existing legislation: CARA 2002 – Category 1 Proposed legislation: NEMBA – Category 1b

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Kahili ginger lily

Bugweed | Solanum mauritianum - Competes with and replaces indigenous riverine and forest margin species. Also competes with young trees in plantations, particularly pines and black wattle, inhibiting growth and causing stem deformation. It is a host of the KwaZulu-Natal fruit fly which is an economic pest. It has no fodder value and the plants are generally avoided by grazing animals. The unripe fruits are poisonous and the hairy leaves and stems can cause allergic dermatitis and asthma

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Bugweed

Indian shot | Canna indica - gradually removing, though it keeps re-appearing. It competes with and replaces indigenous species. Existing legislation: CARA 2002 – Category 1 Proposed legislation: NEMBA – Category 1b

A perennial shrub with erect, leafy shoots high. Large green or purple-bronze leaves sheathing the stem.

Triffid weed | Chromolaena odorata

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Triffid weed

Port Jackson Willow – A Farmer’s Curse. - News - Bubblews

Port Jackson Willow – A Farmer’s Curse. - News - Bubblews

Chinese tree of heaven is a curse to the Central Valley. Eradication is difficult.

Buy Medicinal Plants Planning, planting of flower beds in New Delhi India — from Green Ways, Company in catalog Allbiz!

Pom pom weed | Campuloclinium macrocephalum - sometimes appear in our garden. It causes serious degradation of the veld, lowering the biodiversity and reducing the grazing capacity by being unpalatable to large herbivores. Existing legislation: CARA 2002 – Category 1 Proposed legislation: NEMBA – Category 1b in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga; 1a in the rest of South Africa.

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Pom pom weed

Silky hakea | Hakea sericea

Invasive Species South Africa - Protecting Biodiversity from Invasion - Silky hakea

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