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Status of Invasive Plants in Nebraska

Total number of exotic species reported: 338

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 13890


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 12 species, 404 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 205 species, 5722 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 59 species, 2498 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 16 species, 346 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 25 species, 404 records
  • Vines - 21 species, 620 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. cheatgrass - 168 reports
  2. green foxtail - 152 reports
  3. stinkgrass - 148 reports
  4. smooth brome - 146 reports
  5. leafy spurge - 144 reports
  6. yellow sweet-clover - 144 reports
  7. western salsify - 143 reports
  8. wild buckwheat - 142 reports
  9. catnip - 134 reports
  10. creeping bentgrass - 134 reports

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

  1. green foxtail - 85/93 (91%)
  2. green bristlegrass - 84/93 (90%)
  3. yellow sweet-clover - 83/93 (89%)
  4. stinkgrass - 83/93 (89%)
  5. catnip - 82/93 (88%)
  6. leafy spurge - 80/93 (86%)
  7. smooth brome - 78/93 (84%)
  8. creeping bentgrass - 77/93 (83%)
  9. western salsify - 77/93 (83%)
  10. puncturevine - 74/93 (80%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. Lancaster County - 291 species
  2. Douglas County - 284 species
  3. Richardson County - 217 species
  4. Sarpy County - 210 species
  5. Dawes County - 207 species
  6. Cherry County - 181 species
  7. Seward County - 180 species
  8. Cass County - 177 species
  9. Otoe County - 172 species
  10. Buffalo County - 172 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Hayes County - 36 species
  2. Grant County - 38 species
  3. Pierce County - 40 species
  4. Arthur County - 40 species
  5. Gosper County - 44 species
  6. Loup County - 45 species
  7. Logan County - 45 species
  8. Garfield County - 50 species
  9. Clay County - 51 species
  10. Hitchcock County - 53 species

Report created on August 27, 2015 at 06:46 PM by the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health using EDDMapS Technology and Data.