Think you found an early Detection plant species?
Invasive plants have a major impact on Vermont's natural ecosystems. Of greatest concern are species not yet found in Vermont, or species that are present in low numbers but exhibit invasive behavior. The sooner we find new infestations, the better our chances of slowing their spread to other areas, and of eradicating it where it has been detected.
Check the List of Early Detection Plants below for early detection species and confirm the species identification that you think you have found.
List of Early Detection Plants
- Black Swallowwort
- (Petasites) Butterbur Sweet-coltsfoot
- Cypress Spurge
- European Alder
- Giant Hogweed
- Himalayan Balsam
- Japanese Hop
- Japanese Stiltgrass
- Japanese Sweet-coltsfoot
- Mile-a-minute Vine
- Narrow-leaved Bitter-cress
- Pale Swallowwort
- Purple Loosestrife
- Reed Manna Grass
- Spotted Knapweed
- Yellow Flag Iris
Early Detection Species of Concern not on Noxious Weed List nor Watchlist
If the invasive plant you wish to report is in the Gallery of Invaders, but NOT listed above:
Go to www.inaturalist.org, "Mapping for Healthy Forests Vermont" & add your observation!
Still think you have an early detection plant species? Review common look-alikes and submit a report!