Whether you live near Peregian Beach or love to visit, you can do your bit to help us control a menace that is threatening our dunes.
A message from local bushcare legend Rochelle Gooch.
Those orange-flowered Gloriosa lilies are far from beautiful.
They are a toxic garden escapee, exploding along our coast this Summer in record numbers, rapidly displacing our precious native plants that are so important in our dune system.
A handful of our bushcarers have removed 9,000 of these weeds recently, but we need your help.
- Remove them from your garden.
- On your way to or from the beach, pluck a handful by the stem and leave them in a pile by the path or near a bin.
- Just removing the flower heads before they seed can be a great help.
- Tell your kids and friends (or maybe our kids can teach their parents) about the importance of protecting the fragile dunes that are essential to our coastline.
It just takes a minute to leave a handful of gloriosa lilies beside your favourite beach path.
Do you recognise our coast’s worst weeds: