Invasive Plants

Detection and Eradication of New Invasives:

CSISS maximizes the probability of detection and eradication of new invasives by raising public awareness and delivering invasive species workshops. Additionally, CSISS staff responds to invasive species reports and conducts terrestrial and aquatic targeted invasive species surveys on behalf of partner agencies.

All invasive plant data is entered into the provincial Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP).  The IAPP database contains invasive plant surveys, treatments, and activity plans for the entire province of BC.

Invasive Plant Profiles:

  Yellow Flag Iris     Blueweed    Knapweed        

          Yellow Flag Iris                                        Blueweed                                           Knapweeds  

 Scentless Chamomile         Giant Hogweed     

        Scentless Chamomile                Giant Hogweed                             Field Scabious 

 Himalayan Blackberry         Common Tansy     

      Himalayan Blackberry                         Common Tansy                           Yellow Archangel

               Knotweed in flower

      Himalayan Balsam                           Hoary Alyssum                                      Knotweed


 Marsh Plume Thistle                                 Babys-Breath                          Eurasian Watermilfoil


      Purple Loosestrife                   Rush Skeletonweed                   Scotch Broom


Scotch Thistle                                        Teasel