SEARCH INVASIVE PLANTS

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Melaleuca quinquenervia

paperbark

A quick growing tree that forms thick strands. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department of Land and...

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Metrosideros kermadecensis, Metrosideros excelsa

New Zealand ohia, pohutakawa, and hybrids

An invasive tree similar looking (and related to) the native `ohi`a Lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha).

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Miconia calvescens

miconia

Miconia calvescens is very invasive and is on the Hawai`i State Noxious Weed List. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife...

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Nassella tenuissima

Mexican feather grass

An ornamental grass that will dominate natural areas and become a major fire hazard.

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Pennisetum setaceum

fountain grass

Poses a major fire threat to many of Hawai`i's natural and developed areas. Pennisetum setaceum is on the Hawai`i State...

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Pennisetum villosum

feathertop fountain grass

Poses a major fire threat to many of Hawai`i's natural and developed areas.

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Pereskia aculeata

Barbados gooseberry, West Indian gooseberry, Spanish gooseberry, lemon vine, sweet Mary, leaf cactus, blade apple, and gooseberry shrub

Pereskia was introduced intentionally to Hawaii and is present in the horticultural trade. It is a target species for invasive...

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Pimenta dioica

allspice

An invasive tree that will escape the garden. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department of Land and...

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Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides

Mexican Flame Vine

A fast growing vine that can blanket trees and powerlines. This aggressive vine is not propagated or sold by Pono nurseries...

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Psidium cattleianum

strawberry guava

A common invasive tree in moist and wet forests that is replacing native forests by forming dense, single-species thickets....