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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)sort descending Species (Common) Status Type Websites
Microstegium vimineum Japanese stiltgras Widespread Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Miscanthus sinensis Chinese Silver Grass Threat Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Broadleaf/variable-leaf watermilfoil Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian Watermilfoil Widespread Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Najas minor Brittle naiad Widespread Aquatic Plant
Orconectes rusticus Rusty crayfish Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Pastinaca sativa Wild parsnip Widespread Terrestrial Plant
Persicaria perfoliata (Polygonum perfoliatum) Mile-a-minute Established Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Phellodendron amurense Amur Cork Tree Threat Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Photinia villosa Oriental Photinia Threat Terrestrial Plant
Phragmites australis Common Reed Widespread Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences , Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
Phyllostachys aurea Golden Bamboo Threat Terrestrial Plant
Potamogeton crispus Curly-leaf pondweed Widespread Aquatic Plant
Pueraria montana Kudzu Emerging Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Reynoutria japonica (Fallopia japonica, Polygonum cuspidatum) Japanese Knotweed Widespread Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Rhamnus cathartica Common buckthorn Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Rhodotypos scandens Black jetbead (jetbead) Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Rosa multiflora Multiflora rose Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Rubus phoenicolasius Wineberry Widespread Terrestrial Plant

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