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Attempt today to eradicate aquatic weed on NSW north coast

A highly invasive and destructive aquatic weed has been found on a property on the NSW North Coast for the first time in 15 years. The Senegal tea plant is a declared weed in most states, except Victoria and the Northern Territory, and is on the National Alert List for Environmental Weeds. The Mullumbimby landholder thought the noxious plant could have been another aquatic pest, the alligator weed, because its flower looks similar.
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Govt targets destructive river weeds

The NSW government is launching an offensive against aquatic weeds that it says are damaging rivers in the Hawkesbury-Nepean region.

“The project will tackle some of the most serious and destructive aquatic weeds in the country, including Salvinia, Water Hyacinth, Alligator weed, Senegal Tea plant and Egeria,” Ms Hodgkinson said in a statement.

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