Cat's claw creeper, a priority species in our local government area
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Priority invasive plants
  • Last updated:
  • 14 Apr 2022

Through our biosecurity planning process, we assessed all of the invasive plants known to occur in our region. This helped to identify the species that should be prioritised through our invasive plant management. A number of factors were considered such as:

  • the potential impacts of each species; and
  • its likelihood of further spread if left unmanaged
  • the management tools available

By identifying priority species, we are able to focus control activities to maximise their effectiveness.

Further information (including images, descriptions and control methods) can be find by following the links to the Biosecurity Queensland website.

* Restricted under the Biosecurity Act. Learn more about restricted invasive plants.



* Restricted under the Biosecurity Act. Learn more about restricted invasive plants.




* Restricted under the Biosecurity Act. Learn more about restricted invasive plants.

* Restricted under the Biosecurity Act. Learn more about restricted invasive plants.

  • air potato (or bitter yam, wild yam) (Dioscorea bulbifera) 
  • balloon vine (or heartseed vine) (Cardiospermum grandiflorum)*
  • blue morning glory (or blue dawn flower) (Ipomoea indica) 
  • cat’s claw creeper (or funnel creeper, yellow trumpet vine) (Dolichandra unguis-cati)*
  • coastal morning glory (or Cairo morning glory, mile a minute vine) (Ipomoea cairica)
  • Dutchman's pipe (or calico flower) (Aristolochia spp. other than native species)*
  • fragrant thunbergia (or angel wings, sweet clockvine, white lady) (Thunbergia fragrans)  
  • gidee-gidee (or bead vine, crab’s eye, jequirity, rosary pea) (Abrus precatorius) 
  • glycine (perennial soybean, tropical legume) (Neonotonia wightii) 
  • hiptage (Hiptage benghalensis)
  • kudzu (or Japanese arrowroot) (Pueraria montana var. lobata, syn. P. lobata, P. triloba other than in the Torres Strait Islands)*
  • madeira vine (or bridal wreath, heartleaf, lamb’s tail vine) (Anredera cordifolia)*
  • moth vine (or bladder flower, milk vine) (Araujia sericifera) 
  • thunbergia (or Bengal, blue trumpet, sky vine) (Thunbergia grandiflora syn. T laurifolia)*

* Restricted under the Biosecurity Act. Learn more about restricted invasive plants.





* Restricted under the Biosecurity Act. Learn more about restricted invasive plants.