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Watch List

Here is a list of Invasive Species in the Central Coast to watch.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) is a deciduous to semi evergreen shrub that grows up to 5 m tall. Until only recently, this species was celebrated for its robust...learn more

Common Bugloss

Common bugloss (Anchusa officinalis) is a biennial or perennial forb that shows tubular flowers that are initially reddish and turn deep purplish blue with white centres. The coil...learn more

English Holly

English holly (Ilex aquifolium) is grown for its bright red berries and spiny, dark green evergreen foliage. A large shrub or small tree, English holly has...learn more

Giant hogweed

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), also known as “Giant Cow Parsnip,” is a perennial and currently distributed in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Gulf Islands, and central...learn more

Hairy Cat’s Ear

Hairy cat's ear (Hypochaeris radicata) is a perennial that infests pastures, meadows, roadsides, river banks, lawns and disturbed open areas as well as legume and seed...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

Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota) is an invasive biennial herb that smells like a carrot and grows 3-4' tall, blooming from May to October. This plant shows...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

Scotch Thistle

Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium) is a biennial or perennial plant that can form dense, inpenetrable stands and competes with field crops and forage plants. Considered regionally noxious...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