The purpose of this list is to identify introduced plant species that are invasive or may become invasive and cause damage to native plant communities. Introduced species are plants not native to a region of the state and are referred to as exotics. The intent of this list is to:
This list has no regulatory authority but provides useful information to help guide agencies and private landowners in making responsible decisions about plant use and management decisions. The Council acknowledges that most introduced species are harmless. However, it also realizes that many species do naturalize and have the potential to spread and become ecological disasters.
To create a PDF of the plant list, choose the preferred method of organization – by rank, by scientific name, by common name, or by plant type (click the heading) – and click the Create a PDF button.
To access each plant’s full description, images, life history, similar species, and various management recommendations, click the scientific name.