species: Ulex europaeus – Gorse
Site Page: Victorian Gorse Taskforce: fighting one of Australia’s worst weeds – Atlas of Living Australia
Posted on 5th March 2019 In February 2019, we took part in an information roadshow helping to reduce gorse across Victorian private and public land. Gorse (Ulex europaeus). Image by Rosemary Purdie. Gorse is one of Australia’s worst weeds, infesting pastoral lands, clogging waterways and damaging natural environments. The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) leads the effort to reduce Gorse across private and public land in Victoria...
Site Page: Australia’s Virtual Herbarium helps unlock the history of invasive species – Atlas of Living Australia
Posted on 26th August 2015 A team of Victorian researchers has analysed data extracted from over three million plant specimens to reconstruct the introduction of invasive plant species into Australia for the first time. Invasive plants are estimated to cost the Australian economy over $4 billion a year through lost production and increased control costs. They have also been linked to the extinction of several endangered species...