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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
Acer platanoides Norway Maple Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore maple Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Achyranthes japonica Japanese Chaff Flower Threat Terrestrial Plant United States Department of Agriculture
Actinidia arguta Hardy kiwi Threat Terrestrial Plant
Adelges tsugae Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Established Insect GISP/ISSP
Aegopodium podagraria Bishop's goutweed (bishop weed) Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Agrilus planipennis Emerald Ash Borer Established Insect NY DEC
Ailanthus altissima Tree-of-heaven Widespread Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Science
Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Alnus glutinosa European alder (black alder) Emerging Terrestrial Plant EDDmaps
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Porcelainberry Established Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Anthriscus sylvestris Wild chervil Emerging Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Aralia elata Japanese angelica tree Established Terrestrial Plant National Park Service
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort Widespread Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Arthraxon hispidus Small carpetgrass (Hairy jointgrass) Threat Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Bellamya chinensis Chinese Mystery Snail Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry Widespread Terrestrial Plant
Brachypodium sylvaticum Slender false brome Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Bythotrephes longimanus Spiny waterflea Threat Aquatic Animal CABI: Invasive Species Compendium
Cabomba caroliniana Fanwort Emerging Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP