Many species of plants
that are nonnative to the Southern Appalachians adds a lot beauty and
variety to our gardens.
these nonnative plants have become highly invasive and very destructive in the
Southern Appalachians. The natural controls, such as disease and insects, which
existed in their homeland are not here to keep them from getting out of control.
This gives the nonnative species a great advantage, making it easy to take over
and sometimes destroy the habitat of many other native
These invasive plants have an affect on the native species of plants and wildlife.
As these invasive plants keep spreading, they will upset the
balance and diversity of the Southern Appalachians and will have an impact on
all the species the live here.