City warns of toxic weed
THE City of Swan is fighting a war against the toxic weed cotton bush and its infestation of regional areas in Bullsbrook.
The weed, which is a declared pest, can be found in paddocks, creeks and wetlands, taking over valuable plants and posing a risk to humans and livestock.
City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the weed was most noticeable during summer and autumn, when the plants were flowering.
“It invades run-down or low-fertility pastures and takes over valuable plants,” he said.
“Care should be taken when in contact with the weed as it exudes a toxic milky sap when broken.”
Anyone who finds the weed is asked to call the City of Swan on 9267 9267 for removal.
A flowering cotton bush weed.