Other relevant pages on this site:

Disease and Pest Alerts

Asian Longhorned Beetle


Characteristics that make plants invasive include:

- the ability to establish new plants and grow rapidly under a wide variety of site conditions
- a high reproductive rate
- the ability to disperse wide distances
- often by the spreading of vegetative fragments as well as seeds
- the lack of the natural controls on growth and reproduction that would be found where the invader is native

This page provides links to various resources about CT Invasive Plants and Insects. Invasive plants and insects all have 2 traits in common: They are not native and cause habitat destruction through aggressive growth habits. In CT, plants are categorized as invasive and potentially invasive.

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News and Bulletins:

Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association Invasive Plant Voluntary Phase‐Outs / Barberry Cultivars DETAILS

Invasive Plant Alert: Pale & Black Swallow-wort DETAILS

Other Resources: