What are Invasive Species?
By definition, invasive species are any non-native species disrupting or replacing native species. Like many areas around the world, our local area also has invasive species. Some invasive plant species in the upper peninsula include spotted knapweed, garlic mustard, giant knotweed, Japanese knotweed, and giant reed. To learn more about giant knotweed, Japanese knotweed, and giant reed, be sure to visit the pages under "Invasive species in our area".