Weed profile: Asparagus fern - Weed of National Significance
Asparagus fern is a native of South Africa and was introduced to Australia as an ornamental plant. Asparagus fern is commonly spread by dumped garden waste that contains seeds and rhizomes and by birds that eat the colourful berries and deposit the seeds in their droppings. The seeds germinate readily and start new infestations.
This weed is invasive and poses a significant threat to the bushland environment.
- Declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 (view details)
- Weed of National Significance (definition)