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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) Statussort descending Type Websites
Cynanchum louiseae (C. nigrum, Vincetoxicum nigrum) Black swallow-wort Established Terrestrial Plant National Park Service
Frangula alnus (Rhamus frangula) Smooth buckthorn Established Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Centaurea stoebe Spotted knapweed Established Terrestrial Plant
Adelges tsugae Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Established Insect GISP/ISSP
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress spurge Established Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Agrilus planipennis Emerald Ash Borer Established Insect NY DEC
Euphoriba esula Leafy spurge Established Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Persicaria perfoliata (Polygonum perfoliatum) Mile-a-minute Established Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Dreissena polymorpha Zebra Mussel Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mitten crab Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Orconectes rusticus Rusty crayfish Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Carassius auratus Goldfish Established Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Porcelainberry Established Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Cyprinus carpio Common carp Established Aquatic Animal
Aralia elata Japanese angelica tree Established Terrestrial Plant National Park Service
Viburnum dilatatum Linden viburnum Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Cardamine impatiens Narrowleaf Bittercress Emerging Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Channa argus Northern Snakehead Emerging Aquatic Animal GISP/ISSP
Viburnum sieboldii Siebold's viburnum Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle Emerging Terrestrial Plant