Weed profile: Bitou bush - Weed of National Significance
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subspecies rotundata
Bitou bush threatens coastal dune vegetation along Australia’s east coast. It can outcompete and in many cases totally replace native flora, and it invades undisturbed as well as disturbed areas. Infestations of bitou bush drastically alter the environment for many native birds and animals. It can also create a favourable environment for other highly invasive weeds, such as asparagus fern, lantana and glory lily.