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Status of Invasive Plants in Arkansas

Total number of exotic species reported: 379

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 27507


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 16 species, 391 records
  • Ferns - 1 species, 1 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 206 species, 6554 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 66 species, 2606 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 25 species, 1310 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 31 species, 3599 records
  • Vines - 33 species, 7339 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. Japanese honeysuckle - 6276 reports
  2. privet - 1496 reports
  3. sericea lespedeza - 850 reports
  4. shrubby lespedeza - 576 reports
  5. tall fescue - 400 reports
  6. mimosa - 303 reports
  7. kudzu - 256 reports
  8. johnsongrass - 176 reports
  9. chinaberry - 165 reports
  10. bush honeysuckles (exotic) - 156 reports

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

  1. Japanese honeysuckle - 75/75 (100%)
  2. spiny sowthistle - 75/75 (100%)
  3. annual sowthistle - 74/75 (99%)
  4. bush honeysuckles (exotic) - 73/75 (97%)
  5. privet - 73/75 (97%)
  6. sericea lespedeza - 70/75 (93%)
  7. mimosa - 66/75 (88%)
  8. henbit - 66/75 (88%)
  9. common vetch - 65/75 (87%)
  10. common mullein - 64/75 (85%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. Washington County - 295 species
  2. Pulaski County - 245 species
  3. Jefferson County - 225 species
  4. Benton County - 221 species
  5. Franklin County - 214 species
  6. Ashley County - 213 species
  7. Pope County - 213 species
  8. Faulkner County - 211 species
  9. Drew County - 191 species
  10. Newton County - 190 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Jackson County - 51 species
  2. Van Buren County - 65 species
  3. Calhoun County - 66 species
  4. Dallas County - 76 species
  5. Lonoke County - 78 species
  6. Columbia County - 78 species
  7. Miller County - 81 species
  8. Cross County - 81 species
  9. Monroe County - 82 species
  10. Sevier County - 85 species

Report created on July 24, 2014 at 02:27 AM by the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health using EDDMapS Technology and Data.