Asparagus africanus

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Weed
Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Asparagus
Common names: Asparagus Fern
ALA reference

This is a Weed of National Significance

This is a Class 3 Declared Pest in Queensland

This is a Brisbane CIty Council Class C Pest 

Three species of Asparagus are common in the reserve; namely A. africanus, A. plumosus and A. aethiopicus. All three are declared Class 3 pests in Queensland which means that they cannot be sold or traded commercially and must be controlled in environmentally sensitive areas. All three are also listed as Weeds of National Significance. The first two have very long climbing stems that grow to a considerable height in the smaller trees.

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