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Common Weeds of Lane Cove


Weeds are everyone's responsibility - together we can help minimise the harmful impacts of weeds on our environment. Listed below are some common invasive weeds found in the Lane Cove municipality, some of which are classified as State Priority Weeds. Click on each weed to find out more information including where they grow and how to remove them.

Small Trees or Shrubs

Ligustrum lucidum – Large-leaf Privet

Ligustrum sinense – Small-leaf Privet

Ochna serrulata – Mickey Mouse Bush

Toxicodendron succedaneum - Rhus Tree



Acetosa sagittata - Turkey Rhubarb

Anredera cordifolia - Madeira Vine

Cardiospermum grandiflorum - Balloon Vine

Ipomoea indica & I. cairica - Morning Glory

Groundcovers / Herbaceous Weeds

Parietaria judaica - Sticky Weed, Pellitory, Asthma Weed

Tradescantia fluminensis- Trad (once known as Wandering Jew / Creeping Christian)


Cortaderia spp. - Pampas Grass


Phyllostachys spp. - Creeping Bamboo


Further help with identifying weeds or how to control them

  • Join Council's free Backyard Habitat Program, which support residents in creating native habitat gardens, including weed identification and removal advice specific to your property.
  • Drop in to Council's Community Nursery with a weed sample or photograph on the Community Nursery Open Day, Friday 1 April between 10:30am – 12:30pm. Council Officers can assist with identification and removal advice.
  • Attend the 'What Weed is That' Workshop on Saturday 30 April, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, bookings essential. Call 9911 3566 for more information.

Useful websites to help you identify a weed species:

Sydney Weeds

NSW Weedwise - Department of Primary Industry

Australian Government Weed Identification Tool