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Our new environmental weeds booklet aims to help residents identify weeds and provide information about appropriate weed control methods.

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Alligator Weed

Alligator Weed

Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a State-declared Class 3 pest plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014 and has a Weeds of National Significance (WONS) status.

Alligator Weed is a South American perennial plant that grows on land in damp soil or in water (as dense floating mats). The species is identified by its hollow stems, dark green leaves that are arranged in opposite pairs along the stems, and white paper-like, ball-shaped flowers, which appear around mid-summer.

If you find a plant in a waterway that resembles the characteristics of Alligator Weed, please complete our online form below or contact us on 07 5582 8211 or 1300 GOLD COAST (1300 465 326).

Report a sighting of Alligator Weed

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