Angelica

Angelica

Angelica is sometimes known as wild celery. It is a weeds of waste places and near coasts.

Aluminium Artillery Weed

Aluminium Artillery Weed

The artillery or aluminium plant is a scrambling ground cover weed.

Winter Heliotrope

Winter Heliotrope

Winter heliotrope is a weed of waste places, near streams and under trees in the South Island and the lower half...

Wonga Wonga Vine

Wonga Wonga Vine

Wonga wonga vine and similar vines; Bower vine and Port St. John creeper are common weeds in waste places and ab...

Stonecrop Sedum

Stonecrop Sedum

Stonecrop is a common weed in dry sandy waste areas, flowerbeds, paths and sometimes in lawns.

Ivy

Ivy

Ivy is a hardy, climbing plant that is often found climbing over trees and fences.

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus was introduced as a garden plant but it naturalises and spreads easily in New Zealand, tolerating a w...

Tradescantia

Tradescantia

Tradiscantia (aka wandering jew and wandering willie) is a ground cover weed. It invades quickly and shades out ...

Broom

Broom

Broom is a bright yellow flowered, much branched shrub. It is a weed in waste areas, river beds, hill country an...

Old Man's Beard

Old Man's Beard

Old Man's Beard is a clematis and prolific climbing weed. It smothers trees and shrubs in gardens and native for...

Periwinkle

Periwinkle

Periwinkle is a rapidly growing, perennial, scrambling ground cover weed. It forms rhizomes and long trailing st...

Buckthorn

Buckthorn

Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.) are weeds of scrub, bush margins and plantations.

Willows

Willows

Willows (Salix) such as the crack willow and grey willow form fast growing clumps of dense vegetation often near...

Dichondra

Dichondra

Dichondra (also known as kidney weed or Mercury Bay) is a low-growing mat forming plants that often invades gras...

Privet

Privet

Privets are fast growing shrubs of the olive family. They are often used as hedging plants and can become weedy ...

Broadleaf Weeds

Broadleaf Weeds

Broadleaf weeds are weeds with leaves that have branched veins.

Buddleia

Buddleia

Buddleia grows quickly, and forms self-replacing thickets. Buddleia is extremely versatile, tolerating a wide ra...

Sedges

Sedges

Sedges have similarities to grasses. They can be weedy in turf, flowerbeds and waste places.

Rush

Rush

Rushes are spiky plants often found in poor agricultural land, waste areas, alongside ponds and other wet areas....

Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches

Bear's breeches can become weedy in gardens and where it has escaped from gardens.

Convolvulus

Convolvulus

Convolvulus is a creeping and climbing weed sometimes referred to as bindweed. It is a difficult to control weed...

Horsetail

Horsetail

Horsetails, including Field horsetail and Rough horsetail (Equisetum spp) are fern-like, colony forming perennia...

Nightshade

Nightshade

Nightshades are a fast growing bushes and small trees, up to 5 metres tall. They can be found in rough pasture, ...

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine, like many other garden plants, can become a weed if it spreads out of control and strangles other desir...

Bindweed

Bindweed

Bindweed is a term used to describe many creeping and climbing weeds including convolvulus and blue morning glor...

Polygonum

Polygonum

Polygonum (Dock family) is a genus of many weeds including knotweed, willow weed, wireweed, sheep's sorrel, dock...

Arum and Italian Lily

Arum and Italian Lily

Arum and Italian lilies are tuberous clump forming plants that produce attractive trumpet shaped flowers, but th...

Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

Wild ginger, also known as kahili ginger and ginger lily, is a weed in many parts of New Zealand. It has long sp...

Moth Plant

Moth Plant

Moth plant vine grows rapidly, forming large, heavy, long-lived tangled masses. Its seeds can drift long distanc...

Climbing Asparagus

Climbing Asparagus

Climbing asparagus fern weed is a fast growing, rapid coloniser. It is very shade tolerant and kills host plants...

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckles including Japanese honeysuckle and Himalayan honeysuckle grow fast and the Japanese honeysuckle has...

Tree Lupin

Tree Lupin

Tree lupins are soft wooded shrub with attractive yellow flowers. They are often seen colonising sandy areas, ri...

Blackberry Bramble

Blackberry Bramble

Blackberry (also known as bramble) is a member of the rose family. It has very thorny semi-upright stems and is ...

Barberry

Barberry

Barberry, including Darwin's barberry and European barberry, are woody evergreen shrubs with spiky leaves.

Buttercup

Buttercup

Buttercups are common weeds in damp areas of lawns and pastures.

Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass

Pampas grass is an introduced grass that readily becomes weedy.

Lantana

Lantana

Lantana is a smelly, scrambling, shrubby, poisonous weed. Seeds are spread by birds, and suckering roots allow t...

Banana Passionfruit

Banana Passionfruit

Banana passionfruit vine grows rapidly, forming large, heavy, long-lived tangled masses. Banana passionfruit vin...

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo can be an attractive garden plant but it rapidly forms dense clumps that shade out and exclude other plan...

Climbing Weeds

Climbing Weeds

There are a variety of weeds that will climb and scramble up trees, walls, fences and through the growth of othe...