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Identify weeds

Tohua ngā momo tarutaru

Identify weeds before you remove them to make sure you are removing the right type of plant.

Pest plant search

Our pest plant search has photos and descriptions of all pest plants in Auckland.

To identify a pest plant, enter the name of the plant. Alternatively, you can browse the complete list or by groups.

Pest plant search

External weed and plant search

If you can't find the plant you're looking for, try other weed and plant databases:

You can email the Biosecurity team a photo of the weed so we can help you identify it.

You can also go to your local garden centre with a sample.

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