WEED ALERT - May 2017

Is it possible that YOU have seen Badhara Bush?

This invasive weed, native to Asia,has recently been located on a private property in Bellbowrie. It was thought to be absent except for a single infestation in Rockhampton.

Badhara Bush is a thorny shrub or small tree 2-4m tall which forms dense thickets.It has yellow tubular flowers and yellow pear-shaped fruit which generally presents from December to August.

It is listed as a Restricted class 3 invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014The Biosecurity Queensland website has a detailed description.

Please keep an eye out for any infestations and report any sightings to Biosecurity Queensland (ph: 13 25 23) or the Queensland Herbarium (ph: 3896 9326)