Alligator weed – Unwanted

Sep 6, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides) is a vigorous aquatic and terrestrial weed that is identifiable by its hollow stems and white flowers. It spreads vegetatively (does not produce viable seeds) and can tolerate both fresh and saltwater.

It is a significant threat to environmental, social and economic values and is currently not found in the Wide Bay Burnett region. With funding from the Queensland Government as part of the Better Partnerships Project, we are working to keep Alligator weed out of our region.

You can access a fact sheet from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website 

If you think you have seen this invasive species, please contact Councils Natural Resource Management team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email


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