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Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt

Oak wilt is caused by a fungus that blocks nutrient and water flow through oak trees, killing them from the top down.

Black Jetbead

Black Jetbead

Black jetbead is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 5 feet tall. It forms a dense shrub layer that shades out native species and restricts the establishment of tree seedlings. Black jetbead is one of our Data Gap Species Priorities for 2024.

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan balsam is an annual herb that produces irregularly shaped, pink to purple colored flowers. It thrives in lowlands, riparian zones, wetlands and disturbed areas.

Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Wavyleaf basketgrass is a perennial grass with a distinctly hairy stem and leaf sheath. The deep green leaves are characteristically wavy and grow to about 1 inch wide and up to 4 inches long. The plant produces small, wispy flowers at the ends of its branches in the fall. Its seeds grow in 3-5 pairs of spikelets with long awns (pointed tips) that produce a sticky substance to aid in dispersal.

Scotch Broom

Scotch Broom

Scotch broom is a shrub with small, pea-like yellow flowers that bloom from late May to June. It grows up to 10 feet tall and its green branches are sharply angled with five ridges.