Invasive Species

Invasive species are species of flora and fauna that were not originally grown in a place. These species were brought in, either intentionally or unintentionally, and have been found to out-compete the native species that are found in a place. This is usually because the invasive species has no natural predators or other factors in the area to limit their spread and growth. There are many invasive species throughout Iowa and the United States. We have a few listed on this website but for more information on different invasive species or more complete lists, please see the references at the bottom of this page.

References
For more information, please see:
Wikipedia- Invasive species
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species
Invasive Species of the World- Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_invasive_species
List of Invasive Plant Species of Iowa
http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/Forestry/ForestHealth/InvasivePlants.aspx
United States Department of Agriculture- Iowa
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/unitedstates/ia.shtml#.UEpFeOTpeLo

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