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Invasive Exotic Plants of North Carolina

Cheri Smith

“Land managers in North Carolina face considerable challenges in their efforts to control invasive exotic plants,” but their rewards can be “the difference between a monotypic landscape and a landscape full of the biological diversity and natural heritage that distinguish North Carolina from other places on earth.”

The 74 species of exotic plants highlighted in this guide are included as a result of input from a variety of sources and agencies. Each species description includes background on the plant's introduction and its expansion in range, its biology and identifying features (with photographs), habitats susceptible to invasion, and suggestions as to prevention and control.

Included in the Appendix is a list of suggested native plants with their appropriate region, light and moisture requirements.

Click here to download a PDF file of this 185-page manual.

NC Department of Transportation, 2008.

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