"A brochure warning of the danger of water mimosa has been produced in six different languages and will be given to residents, councils, and grocers.
"Six Biosecurity Queensland officers and 9 Logan City Council officers will begin a search mission this month in the Logan area. "We are also planning operations in other local government areas," Mr Mulherin said.
Logan City Council Health and Regulatory Services Committee Spokesman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said Council supported the fight to stop the spread of water mimosa.
"This weed has the potential to cause major problems in our waterways so I encourage residents to help in the hunt to find it,'' Cr Pidgeon said.
"Our staff are dedicated to keeping weed infestations to a minimum throughout Logan City, and we are happy to support Biosecurity Queensland in their campaign."
Biosecurity Queensland general manager Bruce Wilson said: "Water mimosa is grown as a vegetable in South-east Asian countries. We are aware that it is being produced by some market gardeners in the greater Brisbane area.
"Our campaign will involve knocking on many doors and searching backyards and waterways but the potential damage from this weed warrants the effort."
Water mimosa is commonly found in and around fresh water pools and wetlands.
"The weed grows from the bank and extends out over the water, with the potential to cover the entire water body if not controlled," Dr Wilson said.
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a declared Class 1 plant under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002
importation, possession and sale is prohibited
landowners are required by law to keep their land free of this plant
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