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National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

The gateway to invasive species information; covering federal, state, local and international sources.
Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration, and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

Slideshow of Featured Species

  • Japanese Stiltgrass

    Can grow in a variety of habitats where it forms dense stands and crowds out native species (Fryer 2011)

  • Giant African Snail

    Agricultural and garden pest; attacks and feeds on hundreds of different plant species (Civeyrel and Simberloff 1996; Thiengo et al. 2007)

  • European Grapevine Moth

    Feeds on grapevine flowers and berries (Zalom et al. 2011)

  • Brazilian Peppertree

    Forms dense, monospecific stands that crowd out native species; possibly produces chemicals that inhibit the growth of native species (Meyer 2011)

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