High Priority Species

Species deemed as "High Priority" are defined as being

exotic, invasive species which are:

1. Found in Pennsylvania but are not yet widespread (occurring in less than 1/3 of Pennsylvania counties).

 2. Considered at least moderately invasive.

Species Profiles

 View photos and profiles for some of the species listed in this category.

*Status column last updated in August 2016.

The Pennsylvania iMapInvasives Program is a partnership of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, and NatureServe.

Funding for Pennsylvania iMapInvasives is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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Five leaf akebia

Akebia quinata Photo credit: © Woolbeding Gardens/Paul Gallivan