The Indiana DNR has reported "of the more than 2,000 species of vascular plants in Indiana, roughly 25 percent are non-native to Indiana. Most don't create problems in natural areas, but many do, competing with and crowding out more desirable native species."
In order to protect our native plant species, it is important to be able to identify and report invasive species that could cause harm to native plants. The DNR has a comprehensive list of these invasive species and how to identify them.
A few of the more common non-native plants include:
Click below to see a more comprehensive list of invasive non-native plants.
To report an invasive species, EDDMaps provides a tracking service that can be used with a smartphone or mobile device to track the location of the species and to allow user to provide vital information to the DNR.. Click the button below or in the sidebar to find out more.
Together, we can preserve the natural beauty of Elkhart County.