Status of Invasive Plants in Nevada

Total number of exotic species reported: 332

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 10924


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 8 species, 104 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 190 species, 3032 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 76 species, 6017 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 15 species, 202 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 11 species, 172 records
  • Vines - 18 species, 149 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. cheatgrass - 5149 reports
  2. halogeton - 436 reports
  3. Russian thistle - 332 reports
  4. alfalfa - 174 reports
  5. clasping pepperweed - 148 reports
  6. tumble mustard - 133 reports
  7. saltcedar - 101 reports
  8. redstem filaree - 84 reports
  9. perennial pepperweed - 67 reports
  10. Russian olive - 61 reports

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

  1. common yarrow - 17/17 (100%)
  2. smooth brome - 17/17 (100%)
  3. cheatgrass - 17/17 (100%)
  4. shepherd's-purse - 17/17 (100%)
  5. flixweed - 17/17 (100%)
  6. redstem filaree - 17/17 (100%)
  7. yellow sweet-clover - 17/17 (100%)
  8. alfalfa - 17/17 (100%)
  9. rabbitfoot polypogon - 17/17 (100%)
  10. Russian-thistle - 17/17 (100%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. Washoe County - 281 species
  2. Clark County - 224 species
  3. Elko County - 222 species
  4. Nye County - 182 species
  5. Churchill County - 149 species
  6. Humboldt County - 145 species
  7. Douglas County - 141 species
  8. Lincoln County - 131 species
  9. Lander County - 126 species
  10. White Pine County - 126 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Esmeralda County - 64 species
  2. Pershing County - 65 species
  3. Eureka County - 70 species
  4. Storey County - 79 species
  5. Mineral County - 91 species
  6. Lyon County - 118 species
  7. Carson City - 124 species
  8. Lander County - 126 species
  9. White Pine County - 126 species
  10. Lincoln County - 131 species

Report created on April 17, 2014 at 02:45 AM 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