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ALLIGATOR WEED

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AUSTRALIAN SEDGE

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BANANA PASSIONFRUIT

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BONESEED

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CATHEDRAL BELLS

chocolate vine chocolate vine

CHOCOLATE VINE

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CLIMBING ASPARAGUS

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CLIMBING SPINDLEBERRY

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DARWIN'S BARBERRY

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EVERGREEN BUCKTHORN

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GIANT GUNNERA

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GORSE AND BROOM

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KAURI DIEBACK

knotweed knotweed

KNOTWEED

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LANTANA

mignon mignon

MIGNONETTE VINE

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MILE-A-MINUTE

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MOTH PLANT

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NOOGOORA BUR

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OLD MAN'S BEARD

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PAMPAS

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PRIVET

ragwort ragwort

RAGWORT

senegal tea senegal tea

SENEGAL TEA

thistle thistle

THISTLE

tutsan tutsan

TUTSAN

velvetleaf velvetleaf

VELVETLEAF

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WILD GINGER

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WOOLLY NIGHTSHADE

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YELLOW FLAG IRIS

Pest plants threaten our region’s native plants, for example, in our forests and wetlands. Many are also a nuisance to farmers, in suburban gardens and may cause health problems in some people. It’s important we control pest plants and stop them from spreading.

Pest plants in Hamilton

Biosecurity officer Hamish Hodgson talks about pest plants in urban Hamilton, and a scheme to encourage home owners to manage them.

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