Weeds - Narrow leaf cotton bush

Cotton bush is listed as a declared pest on the Western Australian Organism List under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. It’s becoming an increasing problem along waterways – particularly on parts of the Canning and the Helena rivers.  

The plant is poisonous and produces a milky sap which can cause skin irritations and, potentially death in animals that consume it. Dense thickets of this shrub can outcompete local native vegetation and threaten agricultural crops.

For more information on cotton bush and safe removal of the plant please read the fact sheet