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Species Information

Below is an alphabetical listing (by scientific name) of some of the invasive species in our region. Widespread species are common in this region as well as in most surrounding areas. Established species are relatively widespread throughout the region but may not be present in neighboring regions. Emerging species are not yet widespread in the region but may be locally common. Threat species are at very low levels in the region. The websites URLs listed will take you to short informational summaries about these species, and recommended management practices on how to deal with them. The websites listed have been selected based on their quality of information, but additional excellent sites are available and cannot be listed due to space considerations, and ease of use of this website.

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Species (Scientific) Species (Common)sort descending Status Type Websites
Phellodendron amurense Amur Cork Tree Threat Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Lonicera maackii Amur Honeysuckle Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Corbicula fluminea Asian Clam Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Elaeagnus umbellata Autumn Olive Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Aegopodium podagraria Bishop's goutweed (bishop weed) Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Rhodotypos scandens Black jetbead (jetbead) Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Cynanchum louiseae (C. nigrum, Vincetoxicum nigrum) Black swallow-wort Established Terrestrial Plant National Park Service
Ligustrum obtusifolium Border Privet Emerging Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Egeria densa Brazilian elodea Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Najas minor Brittle naiad Widespread Aquatic Plant
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Broadleaf/variable-leaf watermilfoil Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Euonymus alatus Burning Bush Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Lespedeza cuneata Chinese lespedeza Threat Terrestrial Plant
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mitten crab Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Bellamya chinensis Chinese Mystery Snail Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Miscanthus sinensis Chinese Silver Grass Threat Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Dioscorea polystachya Chinese yam Threat Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Rhamnus cathartica Common buckthorn Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP

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