Two alien terrestrial species that scientists are currently concerned about on Cape Breton Island are Scotch broom (Cystisus scoparius) and Japanese knotweed (known as Fallopia japonica, Polygonum cuspidatum, Polygonum japonica and Renoutria japonica - it can't decide what it wants to be named scientifically!).
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is another species that scientists are keeping their eyes on here in Cape Breton because of its invasive status in other regions of Canada.
Additional information on invasive plant species in Cape Breton will be added in the near future. If there is a species you are interested in learning more about, please email us at info@ProjectUFO.ca.
Additional websites or downloadable documents related to invasive alien terrestrial species
- Invasive Alien Plants and You - Better Management Practices (BMP) and Control Methods for Priority Invasive Plants in the Annapolis Valley (PDF document)
- Clean Annapolis River Project- weblinks and documents about invasive plants (and other useful information)
- Botanical Garden: Memorial University of Newfoundland- Useful website about Invasive Alien Plants in the Atlantic Region
- Invasive species in Canada - Hinterland Who's Who
- Native alternatives to Invasive Plants - Very useful resource for gardening and landscaping in our region
- Rented goats prove to be better than hiring landscapers to help deal with invasive plants - article from New Jersey News Room