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Invasives of the south coast region

Invasive plants in your region

The following plants are invasive in your region of California. We encourage you to not buy, sell, plant, or promote the following species. Click on the plant name for more details, including links to photos of that plant and their invasion of natural areas. Use the "recommended alternatives" link to learn about the beautiful, non-invasive plants that we suggest for your gardening and landscaping needs that will not endanger California's wildlands.

Invasive Plants Rarely Sold at Retail

With the help of retailers, growers and landscaping professionals, the following invasive plants have largely been phased out of California’s garden center supply chain, and replaced with noninvasive alternatives. Because these invasive garden plants are rarely sold at retail, we have “retired” them from our PlantRight List.