Plant Diversity ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (S17): 1-18.

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The Invasive Plants of North America—A Primary Analysis

 MA Jin Shuang   

  1. Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201602, China
  • Online:2010-12-25 Published:2011-01-28


 Based on various reports both in print and online, 533 species have been selected as invasive species or potential invasive plants from North America. In order to better understand their invasive nature, the primary data on these invasive or potential invasive plants in North America are reported, including the composition of plant taxa, their habits, invasive origin, introduced time, meanings of introduction, most invasive habitats, invasive grades, and distribution in each states/provinces of North America.

Key words: Invasive plants, North America, Analysis

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