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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

PlantWise Consumer Program Summary Report (2014)

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PlantWise Consumer Program Summary Report (2014)

In 2013, ISCBC launched a leading edge pilot program, 'PlantWise,' to address horticulture as a major pathway for invasive plant spread in BC, and with successful response to this pilot, PlantWise was expanded in 2014 (and continues today!). This summary report outlines the 2013-2014 journey of PlantWise. The goal of PlantWise is to prevent the introduction and further spread of horticulturally invasive plants by encouraging gardeners to change their behaviour and choose only non-invasive plants. Simultaneously, the program encourages and supports the horticulture industry’s efforts to become invasive free. In addition to this Summary Report, learn more about PlantWise.