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Identify weeds

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

​Pest search

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

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

Pest 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 us 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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Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant diseasehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/report-pest-plant-pest-animal-plant-disease.aspxReport a pest plant, pest animal or plant diseaseReport weeds, pest animals and diseases to Auckland Council. Report marine and exotic pests to MPI.aspx
How to control weedshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-control-weeds.aspxHow to control weedsFind advice on how to remove the weeds on your property and prevent them from coming back. Replant or cover the area with mulch after removing the weeds.aspx
How to dispose of weedshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-dispose-weeds.aspxHow to dispose of weedsYou need to be careful when disposing of weeds. Check which transfer stations accept green waste or have a garden company collect the weeds you removed.aspx
Why and how we control weedshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-we-control-weeds.aspxWhy and how we control weedsWe have weed control methods and projects in place to manage weeds in Auckland.aspx
Caring for our park buffershttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/caring-for-our-park-buffers.aspxCaring for our park buffersFind out which weeds are not allowed in park buffer zones. aspx
Eradicating low incidence pest plantshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment/our-biodiversity-projects/Pages/eradicating-low-incidence-pest-plants.aspxEradicating low incidence pest plantsFind out how we are managing pest plants and how you can help. aspx