Status of Invasive Plants in West Virginia

Total number of exotic species reported: 488

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 31078


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 14 species, 932 records
  • Conifer Trees - 2 species, 34 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 279 species, 13623 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 54 species, 3466 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 45 species, 2892 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 52 species, 4181 records
  • Vines - 33 species, 2856 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. tree-of-heaven - 1715 reports
  2. multiflora rose - 1660 reports
  3. Japanese knotweed - 1655 reports
  4. Japanese honeysuckle - 1174 reports
  5. autumn olive - 1094 reports
  6. common teasel - 933 reports
  7. Japanese stiltgrass - 817 reports
  8. ground ivy - 657 reports
  9. garlic mustard - 605 reports
  10. poison-hemlock - 507 reports

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

  1. tree-of-heaven - 55/55 (100%)
  2. garlic mustard - 55/55 (100%)
  3. common teasel - 55/55 (100%)
  4. autumn olive - 55/55 (100%)
  5. ground ivy - 55/55 (100%)
  6. Japanese stiltgrass - 55/55 (100%)
  7. multiflora rose - 55/55 (100%)
  8. Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot - 55/55 (100%)
  9. oxeye daisy - 55/55 (100%)
  10. Japanese honeysuckle - 54/55 (98%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. Monongalia County - 408 species
  2. Fayette County - 332 species
  3. Hampshire County - 310 species
  4. Kanawha County - 293 species
  5. Randolph County - 282 species
  6. Summers County - 280 species
  7. Grant County - 276 species
  8. Hardy County - 273 species
  9. Pocahontas County - 267 species
  10. Mineral County - 265 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Boone County - 80 species
  2. Mingo County - 85 species
  3. Lincoln County - 91 species
  4. Logan County - 91 species
  5. Clay County - 99 species
  6. Pleasants County - 101 species
  7. Monroe County - 108 species
  8. Tyler County - 113 species
  9. Roane County - 121 species
  10. Putnam County - 122 species

Report created on April 17, 2014 at 08:16 PM 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