Identification of Invasive Plant Species

Which invasive plants are the most common? Find out how to identify them using our helpful guides below.

All landowners, whether residential or commercial, have a duty to manage invasive non-native species (INNS) on their land, in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019.

There are also species that are not yet legislated against that can cause real problems in gardens and on development sites such as:

  • Horsetail
  • Running Bamboo Varieties
  • Buddleja Davidii

Rest assured, where invasive species are identified at an early stage and tackled correctly, problems can usually be avoided. Our trained specialists carry out site surveys to map specified terrestrial invasive plant species and provide management plans tailored to your requirements. ​

We can also provide method statements for the discharge of planning conditions relating to invasive plant species.

Think you have one? Select an option above to help correctly identify some of the more common species.