Devil's claw: a potential threat to Darwin's
Photo: Greg Calvert
Many weeds are primarily a problem in pastoral areas. They have
often been introduced through the movement of stock and feed, and
are able to spread readily into disturbed and overgrazed areas.
Weeds in pastoral areas decrease productivity through displacing
useful species, and in some cases can poison or injure animals.
Most weeds of pastoral areas are unpalatable to stock, or are
eaten only when young, and can outcompete the more palatable
plants, especially if there is heavy grazing pressure.
Important or potentially serious weeds in pastoral areas of the
Darwin-Kakadu region include (click on them to see a list of