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Plants of the Fraser Coast Region

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Baccharis halimifolia     L.

This introduced shrub is commonly known as groundsel bush.

Baccharis halimifolia is described as a "dicot" in the Asteraceae family.

In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is not classified as it is not native to Queensland. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.

A category 3 restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act 2014. 

It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.

Reported at 50 Fraser Coast localities: Aldershot, Bauple, Bauple Forest, Beaver Rock, Beelbi Creek, Bidwill, Boompa, Boonooroo Plains, Booral, Bunya Creek, Burrum Heads, Burrum River, Burrum Town, Craignish, Dundowran, Dundowran Beach, Glenorchy, Granville, Great Sandy Strait, Gundiah, Howard, Island Plantation, K'gari, Maryborough, Mount Urah, Owanyilla, Paterson, Pialba, Point Vernon, Poona, River Heads, St Mary, Sunshine Acres, Takura, Talegalla Weir, Teddington, Tiaro, Tinana, Tinana South, Tinnanbar, Toogoom, Torquay, Tuan, Tuan Forest, Urangan, Urraween, Walligan, Wondunna, Yengarie, Yerra.


Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.


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