Invasive plants threaten our natural plant communities and pose great ecological and financial impacts to us. Millions of dollars are spent each year in the United States to fight these exotic plants.
Protecting the Composition of Natural Plant Communities
These plants adapt quickly and spread rapidly with little or no predators.
Ecologically, these plants change the composition of natural plant communities, deplete the soil of nutrients and moisture, block sunlight to native plants and can prevent access to water. Areas with non-native invasive species tend to become monocultures and greatly reduce habitat diversity.