Sicilian Sea Lavender Study Tour

Sicilian Sea Lavender is a cushion plant with the potential to cause the collapse of native salt marsh and exposed rocky coastal plant communities over a wide area of Australia. The Kudzu vine can grow a foot per day and smother native vegetation.

The management objective for these two highly invasive species in the Greater Sydney region is Eradication, and that relies on early detection and control.

27 weed managers from the Greater Sydney, Lake Macquarie and Mid-Coast Council regions attended a study tour on the Central Coast on 9 November 2017 to learn how to identify and effectively manage these two species. The event improved the skill and knowledge base for invasive species management in our region by supporting the exchange of ideas and knowledge between weed managers representing local and state government, ecological consultancies, Bushcare volunteer groups and regional weed committees.