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Weeds & Escapee Plants: G to L (Common names with photo)

Weeds & Escapee Plants

Of the 24 700 introduced plants currently in New Zealand, 10% will establish in the wild, and 10% of these will become serious weeds.
The common names of plants often vary from region to region, which is why most plant encyclopedias refer to plants using their binomial names. Since many plants have multiply names we have listed them by the most common name used in New Zealand.

On this page plants are listed in alphabetical order by their most common names. G to L 

Binomial names in alphabetical order can found in the link panel on the left hand side of the page or at http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/weeds.html 


Weeds and Escapee Plants: A to F (Common names)

Weeds and Escapee Plants: M to Q (Common names)

Weeds and Escapee Plants: R to Z (Common names)



Ginger (Kahili) Hedychium gardnerianum


Galinsoga (Shaggy soldier) Galinsoga quadriradiata 


Galinsoga (Gallant soldier) Galinsoga parviflora  


Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)


Giant rhubarb (Gunnera manicata)  


Giant knapweed (Centaurea macrocephala)



Giant rhubarb (Gunnera tinctoria)


Globe cottonleaf (Euchiton sphaericus)


Golden chain (Laburnum anagyroides)


Gorse (Ulex europaeus)


Gravel groundsel (Senecio skirrhodion)


Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)


Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)


Groundsel bush (Baccharis halimifolia)



Hairy Bacopa (Bacopa lanigera)


Hakea (Downy or Hairy) Hakea gibbosa


Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)


Hare's-tail grass (Lagurus ovatus) 


Harestail (Trifolium arvense)     


Hawkbit (Lesser) Leontodon raraxacoides  \


Hawksbeard (Smooth) Crepis capillaries


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)  


Heartsease (Viola tricolor)


Heather (Calluna vulgaris)


Hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)


Hemlock (Conium maculatum)


Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)


Herb Robert  (Geranium robertianum) 


Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) 


Himalayan fairy grass (Miscanthus nepalensis)


Himalayan giant lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum)


Himalayan honeysuckle 


Honesty (Lunaria annua)


Honeysuckle (Japanese) Lonicera japonica 


Honeywort (Cerinthe major)


Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) 


Hydrocotyle (Hydrocotyle moschata)


Hydrocotyle (Hydrocotyle heteromeria)


Hydrocotyle (Hydrocotyle microphylla) 


Hyssop Loosestrife (Lythrum hyssopifolia)



Ice Plant (Carpobrotus spp) 


Ice Plant (Carpobrotus edulis)   


Inkweed (Phytolacca octandra)

Ivy-leaved toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis) 


Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica)  


Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)


Japanese spindle tree (Euonymus japonicus)  


Japanese walnut (Juglans ailantifolia)


Japanese Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)


Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)



Jimsonweed ( Datura stramonium)


Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) 


Jerusalem cherry (False) Solanum diflorum     


Khasia berry (Cotoneaster simonsii)


Kidney weed (Dichondra repens)


Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum)  


Knotweed (Pink) Persicaria capitata 


Lacy phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)



Ladder fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia)


Lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis)


Lantana (Lantana camara) 


Lantana (Lantana camara var. aculeate)


Land cress (Barbarea verna)


Lamb's-ears (Stachys byzantina)



Larch (European larch) Larix deciduas



Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)


Lily (Elephants Ear lily) locasia brisbanensis  


Lily (Formosa lily) Lilium formosanum


Lily (Italian arum) Arum italicum  


Lily (Arum lily) Zantedeschia aethiopica


Lotus (Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil) Lotus pedunculatus 


Lotus (Hairy birdsfoot) Lotus angustissimus  


Lotus (Narrow-leaf birdsfoot) Lotus tenuis 


Lucerne (Tree) Chamaecytisus palmensis


Lily (Green Goddess) Zantedeschia aethiopic 


Longleaf Pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus)


Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)


Lupin (Russell)  Lupinus polyphyllus  


Lupin (Tree) Lupinus arboreus



Weeds and Escapee Plants Common names: A to F

Weeds and Escapee Plants Common names: M to Q

Weeds and Escapee Plants Common names: R to Z