Aquatic Invertebrates

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Chinese Mystery Snail

Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata (syn. Bellamya chinensis)
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Invasive

Zebra Mussel

Zebra Mussel

Dreissena polymorpha
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Invasive

Birds

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Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto
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Invasive

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European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris
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Invasive

Butterflies and Moths

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Gypsy Moth

Lymantria dispar
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Invasive

Fishes

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Bighead Carp

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
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Invasive

A long fish with prominent dorsal and pectoral fins

Black Carp

Mylopharyngodon piceus
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Invasive

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Silver Carp

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
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Invasive

Land Invertebrates

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Anoplophora glabripennis
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Invasive

metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus planipennis
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Invasive

Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

Sirex noctilio
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Invasive

Mammals

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Feral Hog

Sus scrofa
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Invasive

Nutria in wetland habitat

Nutria (Coypu)

Myocastor coypus
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Invasive

Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

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Autumn Olive

Elaeagnus umbellata
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Edible

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Invasive

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Bush Honeysuckles

Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (Bella)
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Invasive

Callery Pear

Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

Pyrus calleryana
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Invasive

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Common Buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica
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Poisonous

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Invasive

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Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata
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Invasive

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Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica
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Poisonous

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Invasive

Illustration of Japanese honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica
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Invasive

Illustration of mimosa leaves, flowers, fruit.

Mimosa (Silk Tree)

Albizia julibrissin
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Invasive

Illustration of multiflora rose, leaves, flowers, fruits.

Multiflora Rose

Rosa multiflora
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Invasive

Illustration of Russian olive leaves, flowers, fruits, twigs, thorns.

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia
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Invasive

Illustration of tree-of-heaven leaves, flowers, fruit

Tree-of-Heaven

Ailanthus altissima
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Invasive

Illustration of wintercreeper leaves, flowers, fruits.

Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei
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Invasive

Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants

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Canada Thistle

Cirsium arvense
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Invasive

Caucasian Bluestem

Bothriochloa bladhii
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Invasive

Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

Chinese Yam

Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
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Invasive

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Common Reed

Phragmites australis australis
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Edible

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Invasive

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Crown Vetch

Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
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Poisonous

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Invasive

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Garlic Mustard

Alliaria petiolata
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Edible

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Invasive

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Hydrilla

Hydrilla verticillata
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Invasive

Photo of Indian strawberry plant with flower

Indian Strawberry (Mock Strawberry)

Duchesnea indica (sometimes called Potentilla indica)
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Invasive

Photo of Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica
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Invasive

Photo of Japanese stiltgrass

Japanese Stiltgrass (Eulalia)

Microstegium vimineum
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Invasive

Photo of Johnson grass flower clusters

Johnson Grass

Sorghum halepense
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Invasive

Photo of a huge mass of kudzu vines covering trees and ground

Kudzu

Pueraria montana
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Edible

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Invasive

Photo of leafy spurge seed heads

Leafy Spurge

Euphorbia esula
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Poisonous

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Invasive

Photo of a musk thistle blooming flower head.

Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)

Carduus nutans
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Invasive

Photo of purple loosestrife flowering stalks showing purple flowers

Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
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Invasive

Photo of several reed canary grass plants with flowering heads

Reed Canary Grass

Phalaris arundinacea
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Invasive

Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

Sericea Lespedeza

Lespedeza cuneata
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Invasive

Photo of sesbania flowers and foliage

Sesbania (Coffeeweed)

Sesbania herbacea (formerly S. exaltata)
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Poisonous

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Invasive

spotted knapweed

Spotted Knapweed

Centaurea stoebe
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Invasive

Photo of tall fescue plants

Tall Fescue

Festuca arundinacea
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Invasive

Photo of cut-leaved teasel showing flowerhead and joined, cuplike leaves.

Teasels

Dipsacus fullonum and D. laciniatus
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Invasive

Photo of white sweet clover flower cluster showing stalk and flowers.

White and Yellow Sweet Clovers

Melilotus albus and M. officinale
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Invasive

Photo of yellow bluestem plant

Yellow Bluestem

Bothriochloa ischaemum
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Invasive