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Species Information

Below is an alphabetical listing (by scientific name) of some of the invasive species in our region. (Click on the column header to sort by that column).

Tier 4 - Widespread species are common in this region as well as in most surrounding areas.
Tier 3 - Established species are relatively widespread throughout the region but may not be present in neighboring regions.
Tier 2 - Emerging species are not yet widespread in the region but may be locally common.
Tier 1 - Threat species not yet reported in the region.

Species (Scientific)sort descending Species (Common) Status Type Websites
Bellamya chinensis Chinese Mystery Snail Tier 2 - Emerging GISP/ISSP , Freshwater Gastropods of North America, Sea Grant Minnesota
Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany,, Global Invasive Species Database, EDDMaps, United States Forest Service
Berberis vulgaris Common barberry, European barberry Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany, USDA Forest Service, USDA Plants
Brachypodium sylvaticum Slender false brome Tier 2 - Emerging
Broussonetia papyrifera Paper mulberry Tier 2 - Emerging
Buddleja davidii Orange-eye butterfly-bush Tier 5 - Watch
Bythotrephes longimanus Spiny waterflea Tier 1 - Threat CABI: Invasive Species Compendium , New York DEC, Minnesota DNR
Cabomba caroliniana Fanwort Tier 2 - Emerging GISP/ISSP , GoBotany , IPANE , CABI , USGS GLANSIS
Caragana arborescens Siberian peashrub Tier 3 - Established
Carassius auratus Goldfish Tier 5 - Watch GISP/ISSP , Global Invasive Species Database , USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS)
Cardamine impatiens Narrowleaf Bittercress Tier 3 - Established EDDMaps
Carex kobomugi Asiatic sand sedge, Japanese sedge Tier 1 - Threat
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental Bittersweet Tier 4 - Widespread Global Invasive Species Database, EDDmaps, GoBotany, USDA Weed of the Week, United States Forest Service, National Park Service
Centaurea jacea Brown knapweed, Brown starthistle Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany, USDA Species Profile,
Centaurea nigra Black knapweed, Lesser knapweed Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany,, USDA Plants
Centaurea stoebe Spotted knapweed Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany,, Western NY PRISM
Channa argus Northern Snakehead Tier 2 - Emerging Global Invasive Species Database , USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) , NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, ANS Task Force
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany,, IPANE, Global Invasive Species Database, United States Forest Service, Penn State College of Agricultural Services
Cirsium vulgare Bull thistle Tier 4 - Widespread
Clematis terniflora Japanese virgin's-bower, Yam-leaved virgin's-bower, Sweet autumn virgin's-bower Tier 3 - Established iNaturalist, Invasive Plant Atlas,, GISP/ISSP