Weeds after fire – Are these Weeds or Natives?
Weed species identification brochures
It can be challenging to tell the difference between native and weed plants that respond to fire. The regionally categorised brochures below focus on only a small number of regionally prioritised weeds and commonly mistaken natives, according to the areas where they are found. Many plant species are stimulated to reproduce following a fire. The increase of available nutrients, light and moisture encourage rapid seed germination and growth in some plants. These are called colonising plants; they grow quick to protect the topsoil after disturbances like fire, and they can be both native and invasive species.
Read more about the recovery of native plant and animal species here