A plant that has taken over the country from the bumble bee has been found growing in the bush.
The plant is named ‘Bumble Bee Garden’, and is an invasive species that has been causing problems across Australia.
A team of researchers has found the berry-like plant in bushland near Caulfield, in Western Australia.
“It’s a very large, berry shaped plant and has a small flower on top of it,” said Dr John Dyson from the University of Western Australia’s Botany Department.
“The flower is actually the part that makes it look like it’s alive.”
It has taken control of bushland at a number of locations in Western Australian, and scientists believe it will spread to other parts of the state.
It is now being studied by the state’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Dr Dyson said the plant was likely to spread to the surrounding areas, and if it did, it would not pose a problem.
“There’s no reason to believe that it would spread very rapidly,” he said.
“We don’t see it spreading rapidly, but it is spreading rapidly in some places.”
He said it was difficult to identify exactly where the plant had been introduced, but said it appeared to be growing in some of the most sensitive areas of the bushland.
“That’s where we think it’s most likely to be introduced,” he explained.
The Department of Environment and Heritage said it had been monitoring the bergamot plant, but did not have any specific information about the location it had grown in.
“Bergamots are known to spread quickly,” a spokesperson said.
“They can also spread to areas where they are not normally found.”
This is the first time that we have found one in the Western Australian bushland.