Status of Invasive Plants in Alabama

Total number of exotic species reported: 497

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 35871


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 18 species, 600 records
  • Cactus - 1 species, 3 records
  • Conifer Trees - 1 species, 8 records
  • Ferns - 1 species, 14 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 240 species, 3676 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 82 species, 3487 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 37 species, 2360 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 65 species, 7076 records
  • Vines - 44 species, 14692 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. Japanese honeysuckle - 12066 reports
  2. privet - 5308 reports
  3. cogongrass - 1332 reports
  4. kudzu - 1174 reports
  5. Japanese climbing fern - 714 reports
  6. mimosa - 681 reports
  7. sericea lespedeza - 492 reports
  8. Chinese tallowtree - 406 reports
  9. chinaberry - 395 reports
  10. Chinese privet - 211 reports

Top Ten Widespread Invasive Plants (by number of positive counties)

  1. kudzu - 67/67 (100%)
  2. Japanese honeysuckle - 67/67 (100%)
  3. privet - 67/67 (100%)
  4. mimosa - 66/67 (99%)
  5. sericea lespedeza - 66/67 (99%)
  6. Chinese privet - 66/67 (99%)
  7. bush honeysuckles (exotic) - 58/67 (87%)
  8. johnsongrass - 57/67 (85%)
  9. cogongrass - 56/67 (84%)
  10. chinaberry - 56/67 (84%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. Mobile County - 359 species
  2. Lee County - 340 species
  3. Tuscaloosa County - 282 species
  4. Calhoun County - 239 species
  5. Etowah County - 237 species
  6. Pike County - 236 species
  7. Baldwin County - 225 species
  8. Limestone County - 210 species
  9. Marshall County - 205 species
  10. Blount County - 200 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Lamar County - 50 species
  2. Coosa County - 57 species
  3. Fayette County - 59 species
  4. Marion County - 61 species
  5. Washington County - 65 species
  6. Marengo County - 72 species
  7. Walker County - 72 species
  8. Pickens County - 74 species
  9. Russell County - 86 species
  10. Winston County - 87 species

Report created on April 16, 2014 at 02:59 PM by the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health using EDDMapS Technology and Data.



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Last updated on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 at 08:59 AM