Reporting Upland Plants

Think you found an early Detection plant species?

Invasive plants have a major impact on Vermont's natural ecosystems. Of greatest concern are species not yet found in Vermont, or species that are present in low numbers but exhibit invasive behavior. The sooner we find new infestations, the better our chances of slowing their spread to other areas, and of eradicating it where it has been detected.

  1. Check the List of Early Detection Plants below for early detection species and confirm the species identification that you think you have found.
  2. Submit a photo.

Submit a Photo of an Early Detection Plant

    List of Early Detection Plants

    Black Swallowwort

    Butterbur Sweet-coltsfoot

    Cypress Spurge

    European Alder

    Giant Hogweed

    Japanese Hop

    Japanese Stiltgrass

    Japanese Sweet-coltsfoot

    Mile-a-minute Vine

    Narrow-leaved Bitter-cress

    Pale Swallowwort

    Porcelainberry

    Purple Loosestrife

    Reed Manna Grass

    Spotted Knapweed

    Tree-of-Heaven

    Wall-Lettuce

    Yellow Flag Iris

    If the invasive plant you wish to report is in the Gallery of Invaders, but NOT listed above:

      Go to www.inaturalist.org, "Mapping for Healthy Forests Vermont" & add your observation!