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Species Information

Below is an alphabetical listing (by scientific name) of some of the invasive species in our region.
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
Acer platanoides Norway Maple Tier 4 - Widespread Go Botany, Global Invasive Species Database, USDA Forest Service
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore maple Tier 3 - Established GoBotany, EDDMaps
Achyranthes japonica Japanese Chaff Flower Tier 1 - Threat United States Department of Agriculture
Actinidia arguta Hardy kiwi Tier 2 - Emerging
Actinidia polygama Silver vine Tier 2 - Emerging
Adelges tsugae Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Tier 3 - Established GISP/ISSP , NYS DEC, GISD
Aegopodium podagraria Bishop's goutweed (bishop weed) Tier 3 - Established USDA Weed of the Week, GoBotany
Agrilus planipennis Emerald Ash Borer Tier 3 - Established NY DEC , EABIN, GISD
Ailanthus altissima Tree-of-heaven Tier 4 - Widespread Penn State, College of Agricultural Science , GoBotany,, USDA: Species Profile
Akebia quinata Five-leaf Akebia, Chocolate vine Tier 2 - Emerging
Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard Tier 4 - Widespread Go Botany,, Global Invasive Species Database, New York Invasive Species
Alnus glutinosa European alder (black alder) Tier 2 - Emerging EDDmaps
Amorpha fruticosa False indigo bush Tier 5 - Watch
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Porcelainberry Tier 3 - Established GISP/ISSP , Invasive Plant Atlas, ISSG, EDDMaps
Anthriscus sylvestris Wild chervil Tier 3 - Established GoBotany
Aralia elata Japanese angelica tree Tier 3 - Established National Park Service
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort Tier 4 - Widespread GoBotany, Penn State College of Agricultural Services, NatureGate, Invasive Plant Atlas
Arthraxon hispidus Small carpetgrass, Hairy jointgrass Tier 2 - Emerging EDDMaps
Arum italicum Italian arum Tier 2 - Emerging
Arundo donax Giant reed Tier 2 - Emerging