Photographs: Similar Plants

It is often difficult to tell the difference between a native and a weed. Here we have a number of similar plants, side by side, for you to spot the differences.

(Click on a picture of a plant to bring up more information about it).

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is similar to
WEED: Trad NATIVE: Commelina
Trad (left):

has thick juicy stems and leaves
breaks off easily
white flowers


Commelina (right):

has narrower stems with a purple tinge in parts
stems and leaves not as fleshy as Trad
does not break as easily
blue flowers



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is similar to
WEED: Cassia (seedling) NATIVE: Breynia (seedling)
leaves opposite each-other on the stem leaves alternate on the stem