The latest edition of Weeds of the Sunshine Coast is a comprehensive and valuable tool for conservation land managers across SEQ. This impressive reference book contains large, clear photos and scans of pressed weed specimens showing essential identification information, such as flowers and fruit. This book details over 290 weed species.
The weed species are broken into their various growth forms (herbs, trees and shrubs, vines and climbers, aquatic weeds, sedges and grasses), providing easy reference when searching for an unknown invasive plant in the field, or at the dining room table examining a sample.
Recommended weed control and disposal methods are also included for all species.
Both authors have extensive experience in botany and bushland restoration and have a keen interest in the impact of weeds on native bushland. The initial project began as they compiled weed information to assist their respective bushland volunteer groups. It was this information that was consolidated to bring about the first edition of this book in 2013.
This second edition add a further 33 weed species with updates to all species’ names. A ‘Quick Comparison Guide’ of native and exotic Ludwigia is also included.
For anyone starting their journey into bushland restoration or just interested in learning more, this is an essential part of any tool kit.
Review by Kylie Gordon
Land for Wildlife Officer
Sunshine Coast Council