The Co-op has been described as being relatively weed free. Weeds are a management issue and are the subject of ongoing efforts to control or reduce their number.

Dominant weed species and weed problems vary from site to site. The four most common invasive weeds found around house sites are:
Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium vulgatum)
Panic/Annual Veldt Grasses (Ehrharta erecta/longifolia)
Flickweed (Cardamine hirsuta)

Weed Species List for the Co-op :

  1. African Box-thorn (Lycium ferocissimum)
    Aira/Delicate Hair Grass (Aira elegantissima)
    Angled Onion (Album triquetrum)
    Annual Veldt-grass (Ehrharta longiflora)
    Banana Passionfruit (Passiflora mollissima)
    Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata)
    Broom (Genista monspessulana)
    Blackberry (Robus procerus)
    Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)
    Blue Perriwinkle (Vinca major)
    Boneseed (Chrysanthemoides monilifera)
    Bristly Ox-tongue (Picris echioides)
    Brown-top Bent (Agrostis capillaris)
    Cat’s-ear (Hypochoeris radicata)
    Cedar Wattle (Acacia elata)
    Cherry-plum (Prunus cerasifera)
    Clevers (Galium tricornutum)
    Cluster Clover (Trifolium glomeratum)
    Common Centaury (Centaurium pulchellum)
    Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)
    Common Field Speedwell (Veronica persica)
    Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
    Crescent-cup Liverwort (Lunularia cruciata)
    Dandelion (Taraxacum spp.)
    Drain Flat-sedge (Cyperus eragrostis)
    Early Black Wattle (Acacia decurrens)
    English Ivy (Hedera helix)
    Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
    Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
    Flickweed (Cardamine hirsuta)
    Fumitory (Fumaria spp.)
    Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
    Hairy Hawkbit (Leontodon taraxacoided)
    Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
    Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre)
    Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
    Kikuya (Paspalum distichum)
    Lesser Quaking Grass (Briza minor)
    Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata)
    Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium vulgatum)
    Musk Monkey Flower (Mimulus moschatus)
    Oxalis/Soursob (Oxalis pes-caprae)
    Panic Veldt Grass (Ehrharta erecta)
    Pale Wood-sorrel (Oxalis incarnata)
    Perrenial Rye Grass (Lolium perrene)
    Petty Spurge (Euphorbia peplus)
    Purple Cudweed (Gnaphalium purpureum)
    Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata)
    Red Ink Weed (Phytolacca octandra)
    Sallow Wattle (Acacia longiflora)
    Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)
    Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)
    Shell/Quaking Grass (Briza maxima)
    Smilax (Myrsiphyllum asparagoides)
    Sow/Milk Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
    Spanish Heath (Erica lusitanica)
    Spear/Scotch Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
    St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    Suckling Clover (Trifolium dubium)
    Sweet Pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum)
    Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
    Tall Fleabane (Conyza sumatrensis)
    Tiny Flat-sedge (Cyperus tenellus)
    Toowoomba Canary-grass (Phalaris aquatica)
    Tree Lucerne (Chamaecytisus proliferus)
    Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum)
    Twiggy Mullein (Verbascum virgatum)
    Vulpia/Squirrel-Tail Fesque (Vulpia bromoides)
    Wandering Trad (Tradescantia fluminensis)
    White Clover (Trifolium repens)
    Wild Watsonia (Watsonia bulbillifera)
    Wimmera Rye-grass (Lolium rigidum)
    Winter Grass (Poa annua)
    Wood Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)
    Yorkshire Fog Grass (Holcus lanatus)

Use of sugar as a control for annual weeds and restoration of natives in Box-Woodland.
Land for Wildlife News, DSE, Vol. 5, No. 10, April/May 2006 680 kB PDF version (click down to Page 10)
* The Woodland Web - A Recipe for Success in Woodland Understorey Restoration


Weed Identification Tool - Weeds Australia

Mulch and Weeds

Native plants on the Co-op that can be mistaken for weeds.

Yarra Ranges Local Plant Directory - Shire of Yarra Ranges

Australian National Botanic Gardens

RTBCC Indigenous Flora

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© Images supplied by Sirion Pierce

We thank the following for images used on this website: Frank Pierce, Sirion Pierce, Kay Hawkins, Neill & Karyn Kamminga and other members of Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the RTBCC stands. We respectfully recognise Elders both past and present and endeavour to demonstrate this respect by managing this unique land and protecting its integrity.