Water Lettuce seized in Wagga Wagga

Last week Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) Weeds Officers, Matthew McGrath and Chris Holman were notified by a concerned member of the public that Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) was advertised for sale on two local Facebook pages.

The officers attended the sellers address and explained that Water Lettuce was a Class 1 State Prohibited weed and banned from sale.  The plant material was seized by the WWCC officers from the cooperative resident. The Water lettuce had been given to the individual as a gift when friends from Queensland were visiting.  Further information on Water Lettuce can be found at: http://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/Details/173