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Status of Invasive Plants in Kansas

Total number of exotic species reported: 371

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 26043


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 16 species, 470 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 214 species, 10847 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 58 species, 4340 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 27 species, 1022 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 32 species, 711 records
  • Vines - 23 species, 1310 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. saltcedar - 368 reports
  2. johnsongrass - 308 reports
  3. field bindweed - 278 reports
  4. wild buckwheat - 234 reports
  5. Siberian elm - 222 reports
  6. curly dock - 219 reports
  7. green foxtail - 217 reports
  8. smooth brome - 217 reports
  9. yellow sweet-clover - 216 reports
  10. prickly lettuce - 214 reports

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

  1. field brome - 106/105 (101%)
  2. prostrate pigweed - 105/105 (100%)
  3. smooth brome - 105/105 (100%)
  4. cheatgrass - 105/105 (100%)
  5. stinkgrass - 105/105 (100%)
  6. johnsongrass - 105/105 (100%)
  7. Siberian elm - 105/105 (100%)
  8. puncturevine - 105/105 (100%)
  9. field bindweed - 105/105 (100%)
  10. jointed goatgrass - 105/105 (100%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. Douglas County - 306 species
  2. Riley County - 250 species
  3. Neosho County - 239 species
  4. Leavenworth County - 232 species
  5. Lyon County - 227 species
  6. Saline County - 226 species
  7. Wyandotte County - 225 species
  8. Shawnee County - 219 species
  9. Cherokee County - 214 species
  10. Jefferson County - 214 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Greeley County - 59 species
  2. Stevens County - 66 species
  3. Wichita County - 66 species
  4. Stanton County - 67 species
  5. Lane County - 68 species
  6. Grant County - 69 species
  7. Haskell County - 70 species
  8. Ness County - 73 species
  9. Wallace County - 78 species
  10. Kearny County - 87 species

Report created on September 2, 2015 at 02:24 AM by the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health using EDDMapS Technology and Data.