Welcome to our easy weed, environmental weed and invasive plant identification!
What is a weed, invasive plant or environmental weed?
How are weeds spread?
And how do you remove these problem plants?
Click here to find out!
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A wealth of knowledge about invasive plants is built up by the people who
work in natural areas or are working on restoration projects either in paid or volunteer roles.
In an effort to make this information accessible to everyone in an easy to use format this
weed information is being collected and built into simple plant identification systems.
We do not claim to have all invasive plants included here and this is definitely a work in progress!
Therefore, care must be taken in the final decision about the identification
of a plant. Also, care must be taken to ensure that look alike native plants have been
considered. Where possible these easily confused plants will be included in the Fact Sheets provided
for each plant.
It is recommended that, before taking any action to remove a plant, a local authority be
asked first if your identification is correct.
If you would like to add information for your area please send an email to
We are also interested in having multi-lingual pages - if you would like to help
with this let us know!
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whose mission is to increase the knowledge about invasive plants (weeds) within the wider
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