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Weeds & Escapee Plants: M to Q (Common names and 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.M to Q

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: G to L (Common names)

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



Mahonia species


Mallow (Malva arborea) Tree mallow  


Mallow (Malva neglecta) Roundleaf mallow


Mallow (Malva pseudolavatera) Cretan mallow


Mallow (Large floweredMalva sylvestris


Mallow (Small-flower) Malva parviflora 


Manchurian wild rice (Zizania latifolia)


Matagouri (Discaria toumatou)


Mayweed (Stinking) Anthemis cotula 


Mayweed (Corn chamomile) Anthemis arvensis  


Mercury Bay weed (Dichondra repens)


Mickey Mouse Plant (Ochna serrulata)

Milkweed (Euphorbia peplus)  


Mignonette vine (Anredera cordifolia)


Mint (Mentha spicata)


Mint (Mentha spicata L. subsp. spicata)


Mistflower (Ageratina riparia)  


Montbretia (rocosmia × crocosmiiflora)  


Monkey musk (Mimulus guttatus) 


Moth plant (Araujia hortorum) 


Mouse-ear hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella)  


Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)


Mullein (Woolly) Verbascum thapsus  


Mullein (Wand) Verbascum virgatum


Musky storkbill (Erodium moschatum)


Naked Lady (Amaryllis belladonna)


Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)


Nightshade (Woolly) Solanum mauritianum  


Nightshade (Velvety) Solanum chenopodioides 


Nightshade (Small flowered nightshade) Solanum nodiflorum


Nightshade (Black) Solanum nigrum  


Onion-weed (Allium triquetrum) 


Orache (Atriplex prostrata)


Oxalis (Creeping Woodsorrel) Oxalis corniculata  


Oxalis (Pale pink-sorrel) Oxalis incarnata


Oxalis (Pink) Oxalis articulata 


Oxalis (Purple wood sorrel) Oxalis purpurea 


Oxalis (white) Oxalis crassipes 


Oxalis (Yellow sorrel) Oxalis pes-caprae 


Oxalis (Yellow Woodsorrel) Oxalis stricta  


Oxylobium (Callistachys lanceolata)


Paludosum Daisy (Leucanthemum paludosum)


Palmgrass (Setaria palmifolia)


Pampus Grass (Cortaderia jubata &,Cortaderia selloana)


Panic veldt grass (Ehrharta erecta)


Parrot's feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) 


Paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum)  


Potato (Solanum tuberosum)



Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) 


Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum)



Periwinkle (Vinca major)  


Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria aurea)  


Phoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)


Pig's Ear  (Cotyledon orbiculata) 


Pinwheel Aeonium (Aeonium haworthii)


Pinwheel Aeonium (Pink) Aeonium gomerense



Pine (Austrian Pine) Pinus nigra 


Pine (Dally pine) Psoralea pinnata 


Pine (Patula pine) Pinus patula


Pine (Radiata PinePinus radiata 


Pine (Pinus contorta) Shore pine


Pine (Douglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii


Pink Trumpet Vine (Podranea ricasoliana)


Plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)


Plantain (Broad leaved) Plantago major 


Plantain (Narrow-leaved) Plantago lanceolata   


Plantain (Mexican) Plantago australis


Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)


Pondweed (Long Leaf) Potamogeton nodosus


Poroporo (Solanum aviculare)



Poroporo (Solanum laciniatum)  


Potato (Solanum tuberosum)



Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)


Prickly Moses (Acacia verticillata)


Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)


Primrose (Evening) Oenothera glazioviana  


Primrose (Common evening) Oenothera biennis 


Privet (Tree) Ligustrum lucidum)


Privet (Chinese) Ligustrum sinense


Propeller plant (Crassula fallax)


Purple-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium iridifolium) 


Purple fuzzweed (Vittadinia gracilis)


Purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus)


Purple Stonecrop (Aeonium arboreum var. artopurpureum)  

Purple Top  (Verbena bonariensis)


Quaking grass (Briza maxima) 


Queensland poplar (Homalanthus populifolius)


Weeds and Escapee Plants Common names: A to F

Weeds and Escapee Plants Common names: G to L

Weeds and Escapee Plants Common names: R to Z





Thanks to Nature Watch  http://naturewatch.org.nz/ for identifying some of these plants.
Thanks to Daves Garden http://davesgarden.com/
Thanks to Valda Polletti  and Dave Clarkson of Te Kainga Marire for their help in identifying some of the problem plants in the area.
Thanks to Glyn Church of New Plymouth for identifying some of these plants.
Thanks to the staff of Fairfields Garden Centre for identifying some of these plants.

Bibliography
The Guide to New Zealand's Common Weeds NZ Weed and Pest Control Society
An illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand by NZ Plant Protection Society
New Zealand Wild Flowers Handbook by Bishops
Wild Flowers of New Zealand by Owen Bishop
Wild Flowers in New Zealabd by Nancy Adams
Introduced Wildflowers New Zealand Weeds by Gordon Ell
New Zealand in Flower  Alison Evans,
Weeds of Roadsides andWaste ground in NZ   R.L Taylor

Web sites
http://www.dowagro.com
New Zealand National Pest Plant Accord
ttp://en.wikipedia.org
Global Invasive Species

Weed species on the National Pest Plant Accord (NPPA) key
www. landcareresearch. co. nz/research/biosystematics/plants/nppakey/
The above key is developed by staff at Landcare Research. The interactive key allows the user to select information about the specimen in hand in any order. As the user enters more information about the specimen the list of possible species narrows.