Weed Alert! South West Residents Urged to Keep Alert For New Invasive Shrub

South West residents are urged to look out for a new invasive weed found in the Balingup region and report any sightings to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is an agricultural and environmental weed, and is toxic to livestock and people.

Department invasive species manager Kay Bailey said the weed had been found on several rural properties, including a pine plantation, and along roadsides in the Balingup area.

For more information, please refer to the attached media statement: South West residents urged to keep alert for new invasive shrub