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Blackberry

Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus (agg) spp. is declared noxious in the Illawarra District Weeds Authority control area (including Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong council areas).

The weed control class is 4. This means that:

"The growth of the plant must be managed in a manner that continuously inhibits the ability of the plant to spread and the plant must not be sold, propogated or knowingly distributed".

Description: A perennial plant with up to 6 metres long hookspined canes capable of forming new plants where the cane tips contact eh ground.  The crowns of the plant form new canes each year and 2-year-old canes bear white or pink flowers at their ends which develop into black succulent fruit. .  A European native

Problem: Blackberry is widely spread by birds and animals and causes problems in forests, creeks, riverbanks and roadsides.  Stock carrying capacity is severely reduced because of the rambling nature of the plant. Commonly a harbour for vermin (rabbits and foxes).

Control Plan: Click here

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