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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
Euonymus fortunei Winter Creeper Emerging Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress spurge Established Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Euphoriba esula Leafy spurge Established Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Ficaria verna (Ranunculus ficaria) Lesser Celandine Emerging Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Frangula alnus (Rhamus frangula) Smooth buckthorn Established Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Glyceria maxima Reed manna grass Threat Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Heracleum mantegazzianum Giant Hogweed Emerging Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP , NYS DEC Giant Hogweed site
Humulus japonicus Japanese hop Emerging Terrestrial Plant
Hydrilla verticillata Hydrilla, water-thyme Threat Aquatic Plant GISP/ISSP
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae Frogbit Threat Aquatic Plant
Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris Widespread Aquatic Plant
Lespedeza cuneata Chinese lespedeza Threat Terrestrial Plant
Ligustrum obtusifolium Border Privet Emerging Terrestrial Plant GoBotany
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Lonicera maackii Amur Honeysuckle Widespread Terrestrial Plant GISP/ISSP
Lonicera morrowii Morrow's Honeysuckle Widespread Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Lonicera tatarica Tatarian honeysuckle Widespread Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Lonicera x bella Showy fly honeysuckle/Bell's honeysuckle Widespread Terrestrial Plant EDDMaps
Lysimachia vulgaris Garden loosestrife Threat Terrestrial Plant
Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife Widespread Terrestrial Plant Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences