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Priority Species

Here is a list of priority Invasive Species in the Central Coast 

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

English Ivy

English ivy (Hedera helix) is an evergreen vine that is recognized as a serious, smothering invasive in much of southwestern BC. It is commonly planted to...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

Himalayan Blackberry

Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) is mostly a biennial plant, growing on disturbed sites, along roadsides and rights-of-ways, in pastures, along river and stream banks, fresh-water wetlands,...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

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

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

Scotch Broom

Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is an escaped garden ornamental, common west of the Coast-Cascade Mountains in southwest BC, and is concentrated at the southern end of...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

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

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

Yellow Loosestrife

Yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctate) plants form a bushy, fast-spreading clump of green leaves, with loose spikes of bright-yellow starry flowers appearing in early to mid...learn more