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Botanist Larry Fowler (USDA, APHIS) teaching plant identification

Invasive plants are non-native species that can be harmful to the environment. Kudzu, for example, is an invasive species that covers up and kills native plants. Other invasives crowd out native plants but do not provide adequate food and shelter for native animals.


The following are invasives commonly found in the Eno River State Park. 

Invasive trees: Privet, Tree-of-Heaven, Mimosa or Silk tree, and Autumn Olive.
Invasive shrub: Mulitflora Rose

Here is a handout that you can print and take with you to the park to help you with identification.

click here to download file (MS word)

For information about North Carolina's native plants, please visit the NC Native Plant Society