Invasive and Priority Weeds

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Parthenium weed(Parthenium hysterophorus)

How does this weed affect us?

Parthenium weed can cause severe dermatitis and respiratory problems in humans.

It invades pastures and crops and can also cause health problems in dogs and livestock.

Parthenium weed:

  • is toxic to livestock
  • outcompetes pastures
  • can taint the flavour of meat or milk
  • reduces crop yield
  • contaminates grain
  • is a host plant for crop viruses