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Invasive Plants in California by Region

Plants by Region of California

For a list of garden plants that are invasive in your area, and what we recommend using in their place, click the region where you live on the map below. You can also browse our complete list of invasive plants.

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A plant's invasiveness is largely a matter of location and climate. California's regions are organized on this site according to Sunset® Western Gardening Zones. You can select your region using the map on the left, or by clicking on your zone below:

Why These Plants?
Read about how PlantRight created and updates its list.

View the invasive plants retired from PlantRight's list.

Printable list

You can download a printable list of PlantRight’s 7 invasive garden plants and non-invasive alternatives in PDF format.