If you’re getting spring fever and wanting to add new plants to your garden, take care with your choices – don’t plant a pest! Plant pests, commonly called Invasive plants, are plants that are non-native, reproduce and spread quickly, and cause harm to the environment, economy, or human health. Plants may be invasive in some regions of California, and not invasive in others.
Before heading out to the nursery, take a look at this list of Priority Invasive Garden Plants & Alternatives. It provides detailed information about invasive plants by area, and safe alternatives that have similar attributes.