This website provides an easy link to the official Weeds Gone Wild website at http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/
where fact sheets and other information can be found.
 
Weeds Gone Wild is a website of the Plant Conservation Alliance, Alien Plant Working Group whose purpose is to inform the public about the harmful ecological impacts of invasive non-native plants like kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) and Asiatic sand sedge (Carex kobomugi) pictured right. Non-native (exotic, alien) invasive plants are destroying America's natural landscapes and ecosystems, reducing our rich native biological diversity and driving some of our rarest plants and animals closer to extinction. Fact sheets and other information can be found on this site.
 
To date, over 1,150 non-native plant species have been reported to be invasive in natural areas in the United States including nearly 300 in the mid-Atlantic region. For more information on the identity and distribution of these invasive plants, go to the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States at http://www.invasiveplantatlas.org



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infestation of kudzu

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Asiatic sand sedge infesting sand dunes on Assateague Island MD







Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at: plant(at)plantconservation.org

jil_swearingen(at)nps.gov