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