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Status of Invasive Plants in Nebraska

Total number of exotic species reported: 345

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 13807


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 12 species, 400 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 210 species, 5809 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 60 species, 2482 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 16 species, 346 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 25 species, 399 records
  • Vines - 22 species, 620 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. cheatgrass - 162 reports
  2. green foxtail - 152 reports
  3. stinkgrass - 148 reports
  4. leafy spurge - 144 reports
  5. yellow sweet-clover - 144 reports
  6. western salsify - 143 reports
  7. smooth brome - 143 reports
  8. catnip - 134 reports
  9. creeping bentgrass - 134 reports
  10. Russian olive - 130 reports

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

  1. green foxtail - 85/93 (91%)
  2. green bristlegrass - 84/93 (90%)
  3. stinkgrass - 83/93 (89%)
  4. yellow sweet-clover - 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 - 292 species
  2. Douglas County - 286 species
  3. Richardson County - 219 species
  4. Sarpy County - 212 species
  5. Dawes County - 208 species
  6. Cherry County - 182 species
  7. Seward County - 180 species
  8. Cass County - 178 species
  9. Buffalo County - 174 species
  10. Otoe County - 173 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 - 41 species
  5. Gosper County - 45 species
  6. Loup County - 45 species
  7. Logan County - 46 species
  8. Garfield County - 50 species
  9. Clay County - 51 species
  10. Fillmore County - 53 species

Report created on November 1, 2014 at 02:00 AM by the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health using EDDMapS Technology and Data.