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Priority Species

Here is a list of priority Invasive Species in the Cariboo Chilcotin

Baby’s Breath

Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) is a herbaceous perennial plant that invades grazing land and out-competes native and introduced perennial grasses. Plants flourish in the well-drained sandy...learn more

Blueweed

Blueweed (Echium vulgare) is a biennial to short-lived perennial, and considered regionally noxious under the BC Weed Control Act. Blueweed is commonly found on...learn more

Burdock

Common burdock (Arctium minus) is a tall, invasive biennial herb known for clinging burs that were not only the inspiration for Velcro, but also for lowering the...learn more

Canada Thistle

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) is a root-creeping perennial. Thickets of thistle crowd out forage grasses in pastures and rangelands, reducing crop yields and productivity.  ...learn more

Common Tansy

Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is a perennial and considered regionally noxious under the BC Weed Control Act. Common tansy is currently distributed in...learn more

Dalmatian Toadflax

Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria genistifolia ssp. dalmatica) is an attractive, hardy perennial plant that can withstand cooler weather and is toxic to animals, though poisoning is rare...learn more

Field Scabious

Field scabious (Knautia arvensis) is a perennial plant that competes with forage and pasture land, and is also found along roadsides at mid-elevations of the province. Once...learn more

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is an exotic-looking annual that has pink, helmet-shaped flowers (also known as "policeman’s helmet”), rapid growth, and an entertaining mode of...learn more

Hoary Alyssum

Hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana) is an annual to short-lived perennial. Considered regionally noxious under the BC Weed Control Act, hoary alyssum is most...learn more

Hoary Cress

Hoary cress (Cardaria draba) is a perennial plant that invades hay fields, rangeland meadows and along roadsides, competing with native vegetation. It can be found on open,...learn more

Hound’s-Tongue

Hound’s-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale) is a biennial to short-lived perennial, and is considered noxious under the BC Weed Control Act. Hound&rsquo...learn more

Knotweeds

Knotweeds (Polygonum spp.) are invasive perennials, with four species found in British Columbia: Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica); Bohemian knotweed (Fallopia x bohemica);...learn more

Marsh Plume Thistle

Marsh plume thistle (Cirsium palustre) is a biennial and considered regionally noxious under the BC Weed Control Act. The majority of sites are...learn more

Mountain Bluet

Mountain bluet (Centaurea montana) is a popular ornamental plant; its ability to self-seed and large blue flowers make it the top choice among many gardeners. Unfortunately, once planted,...learn more

Orange Hawkweed

Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are perennial plants with 14 non-native species recorded in BC, and are difficult to identify among the 8 native hawkweed species. One of the 14 non-native...learn more

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) is a short-lived perennial that decreases forage for wildlife, decreases local plant biodiversity, and may compromise vegetative ground cover due to...learn more

Perennial Pepperweed

Perennial Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) is an invader of irrigated pastures, grasslands, rangelands and native meadows, causing the most concern in the Kootenay and Thompson agricultural regions. Plants...learn more

Purple Loosestrife

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a woody half-shrub, wetland perennial that has the ability to out-compete most native species in BC’s wetland ecosystems....learn more

Scentless Chamomile

Scentless chamomile (Matricaria maritima) is an annual to short-lived perennial. Considered noxious under the BC Weed Control Act, scentless chamomile is commonly found...learn more

Spotted & Diffuse Knapweed

Spotted (Centaurea biebersteinii) and diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa) are biennial to short-lived perennials, and considered regionally noxious under the BC learn more

Spurges (Leafy, Myrtle, Cypress)

Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) is a perennial, considered noxious under the BC Weed Control Act, and commonly found at low- to mid-elevations on...learn more

St. John’s Wort

St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial invader of grazed and disturbed lands that creates dense stands, displacing native plant species and reducing available forage for...learn more

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta) is a perennial and considered regionally noxious under the BC Weed Control Act. It is commonly found on grasslands,...learn more

Tansy Ragwort

Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is a biennial to short-lived perennial. Considered noxious under the BC Weed Control Act, tansy ragwort grows in grazed pastures,...learn more

Wild Chervil

Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm.) is an annual, biennial or short-lived perennial forb that produces small white flowers in umbrella-like clusters along 2 cm long stalks at the...learn more

Yellow Flag Iris

Yellow flag-iris (Iris pseudacorus) is an eye-catching perennial that creates dense stands in wet areas, excluding native wetland species and threatening plant and animal diversity. Yellow...learn more