Problematic non-native Invasive Plants
Find out what the most common invasive species look like and how to control or remove them using our helpful guides below.
There are many problematic non-native invasive species in the UK. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 contains a list of species within Schedule 9 that you could be prosecuted for planting or allowing to spread into the wild. There are also species that are not yet on the list, that cause real problems in gardens and on development sites such as horsetail and running bamboo varieties.
Think you have one? Select an option below to help correctly identify some of the more common species.