KY-EPPC

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council

Kentucky's Least Wanted Plants

  Promoting alternatives to invasive landscape plants

Each year Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council and the Environmental Resource Management Center at Northern Kentucky University publishes a poster of those plants that have proven to be invasive of our native habitats.  These introduced plants are out-competing our native species resulting in a reduction of plant diversity.  We urge everyone to be on the lookout for these plants and avoid planting them in your yards.  Instead, we offer similar native plants that can and do provide similar enhancements to your environment.

 

Bernheim Arboretum
and Research Forest

Least Wanted  Plant for 2000

Least Wanted  Plant for 2001

Least Wanted Plant for 2002

Least Wanted Plant for 2003

Least Wanted Plant for 2004

Least Wanted Plant for 2005

Least Wanted Plant for 2006

Least Wanted Plant for 2007

Least Wanted Plant for 2008

Least Wanted Plant for 2009

Least Wanted Plant for 2010

Least Wanted Plant for 2011

Least Wanted Plant for 2012

Least Wanted Plant for 2013

Least Wanted Plant for 2014

Environmental Resource Management Center,
Northern Kentucky University