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Invasive Exotic Plants

Please
avoid planting
invasive exotic species.

avoid invasives such as English Ivy
Pictured Above:
English Ivy

Check our native plant recommendations for alternatives.

What are exotics?

The terms "alien", "exotic", and "introduced" have slightly different meanings but generally are used interchangeably to refer to plants which are not native.

What are invasives?

Some exotic species are vigorous growers which are displacing our native plant and animal species, hence the term "invasive".

More …

Read about the invasive dilemma, find out what we can do and which plants are ranked invasive.


Green Invaders!

Enjoy this movie made in Charlotte - “Green Invaders”!