Books

CAWS supports the following books, many of which are available from Weed Information.

Weeds of Central and Northern Queensland 1st Edition
By the Weed Society of Queensland (2019)
ISBN: 978-0-6482033-3-9

A practical guide for identification and management of weeds in Central and Northern Queensland, for the landholder and weed control practitioner. The book features 168 weed species and contains photographs, identification information, a registered herbicide section, information on the Queensland Biosecurity Act as well as QR codes for each weed to link to additional identification and control information.

Weeds of Southern Queensland 4th Edition
By the Weed Society of Queensland (2019)
ISBN: 978-0-6482033-1-5

Helps you become more aware and familiar with poisonous plants, most of which are of a weedy nature. A practical guide for identification and management of weeds in Southern Queensland, for the landholder and weed control practitioner. The book features 168 weed species and contains photographs, identification information, a registered herbicide section, information on the Queensland Biosecurity Act as well as QR codes for each weed to link to additional identification and control information.

An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand
By Paul Champion, Trevor James, Ian Popay and Kerry Ford (2012)
ISBN 978-0-473-21660-3

For many years those of us who have to identify grasses as part of our jobs or who just want to find out what plants are called have had to make do with tattered old copies of Lambrechsten’s What grass is that? or imported works on British or Australian grasses, like Hubbard’s Grasses of the British Isles. None of these books fully described the grasses now common in New Zealand, whose numbers have been boosted by the dramatic southward spread of sub-tropical grasses like Kikuyu, paspalum and the bristle grasses. This is the book that bridges the gap. Here at last is a full colour identification guide to grasses, sedges and rushes, groups of plants that are often confused and commonly put in the ‘too hard’ basket.

An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand 3rd Edition
By Ian Popay, Paul Champion and Trevor James (2010)
ISBN 978-0-473-16285-6

This popular and indispensable guide to the identification of weeds in New Zealand is now in its third edition. The 2010 edition is still written for a wide audience, with simple text and a user-friendly approach, but at 448 pages it is bigger and better than ever. Covering just over 600 species, and with more than 1,500 stunning new photographs, this guide is an excellent aid to identification. The authors aimed to include all common weeds in New Zealand, including garden escapes, introduced plants, and some plants which may be useful pasture components but which can be a nuisance in the garden or in horticultural crops.

Is That Plant Poisonous? An Australian field guide for livestock, pets and people
By R.C.H. Shepherd (2010)
ISBN 9780980388527

Helps you become more aware and familiar with poisonous plants, most of which are of a weedy nature. It has been written for everyone, but especially for farmers, gardeners, bush walkers, pet owners, veterinary surgeons and parents. The book uses easy-to-understand language with colour photographs to aid plant identification. It details who the plant is poisonous to, which parts of the plant are poisonous and the toxins that are likely to be encountered, as well as symptoms of poisoning. Symptoms are also listed according to plant species and animal in a comprehensive and informative appendix.

The Biology of Australian Weeds volume 3
Edited by F.D. Panetta (2009)
ISBN 9780980388510

Detailed reviews on sixteen more of Australia’s worst weeds: name; taxonomy; description; history; distribution; habitat; growth and development; reproduction; hybrids; population dynamics; genetics; importance; legislation; weed management – herbicides, other treatments, natural enemies, integrated pest management; references.

Weeds of the South East: an identification guide for Australia
By F.J. Richardson, R.G. Richardson and R.C.H. Shepherd (2006)
ISBN 0958743932 or ISBN 9780958743938

A comprehensive identification guide for weeds in the south-east region of Australia. Written in easy-to-understand language and beautifully illustrated, this is a field guide for anyone interested in the identification of pest plants and the preservation of our native flora. An essential tool for community and government organisations, park rangers, weed officers and advisers, agronomists, landholders, horticulturists, landscapers, amateur naturalists and gardeners.

Pretty But Poisonous: Plants poisonous to people, an illustrated guide for Australia
By R.C.H. Shepherd (2004)
ISBN 0958743991 or ISBN 9780958743990

Pretty but Poisonous is written for home and landscape gardeners, parents, child carers, grounds maintenance staff, bush walkers and all those who enjoy the great outdoors, to help identify plants that may cause poisoning, allergies or skin reactions in people.

Declared Plants of Australia (CD-ROM)
By Sheldon Navie (2004)
ISBN 186499589 or ISBN 9781864995893

Declared Plants of Australia is an interactive CD-ROM that will be an invaluable tool to anyone required to identify declared plants (or noxious weeds) in Australia. Containing over 5000 colour photographs, this CD is a comprehensive source of information to over 300 species of declared plants. An additional 600 weed species commonly occurring in Australia are included in the key. The CD contains an introduction, a tutorial, the identification key, fact sheets on all the State declared weed species, references, a glossary and links to relevant web sites. There is also an interactive tutorial within the key that explains how to use the Lucid identification system.

Plants of Importance to Australia: A Checklist
Compiled by R.C.H. Shepherd, R.G. and F.J. Richardson (2001)
ISBN 0958743959 or ISBN 9780958743952

This book provides an accurate botanical name and a preferred common name for each plant that is or may be of importance to Australia. The plants chosen include both weeds of agriculture and the environment; crop plants including vegetables, tropical crops, orchard species and trees used for timber; ornamental species are included where they have or may become environmental weeds. The list is inclusive rather than exclusive – if a plant may become a weed, or may have value as a crop, or be a threat to our environment then we hope it has been included here.

The Biology of Australian Weeds volume 2
Edited by F.D. Panetta, R.H. Groves and R.C.H. Shepherd (1998)
ISBN 0958743908 or ISBN 9780958743907

Detailed reviews on seventeen more of Australia’s worst weeds: name; taxonomy; description; history; distribution; habitat; growth and development; reproduction; hybrids; population dynamics; genetics; importance; legislation; weed management – herbicides, other treatments, natural enemies, integrated pest management; references.

The Biology of Australian Weeds volume 1
Edited by R.H. Groves, R.C.H. Shepherd and R.G. Richardson (1995)
ISBN 0646259563 or ISBN 9780646259567

Detailed reviews on sixteen of Australia’s worst weeds: name; taxonomy; description; history; distribution; habitat; growth and development; reproduction; hybrids; population dynamics; genetics; importance; legislation; weed management – herbicides, other treatments, natural enemies, integrated pest management; references.