Welcome to the Scottish Invasives blog. Invasive non-native species (or INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to areas outside their natural range. INNS are currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Scottish Invasives blog is intended as an informal forum for those interested in invasive species control. If you wish to contribute, please get in contact. You can click on any of the images to see them at higher resolution.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

This field of Rosebay willowherb or ‘fireweed’ provides a spectacular scene but also shows how invasive this plant is. I heard from a local man that this field was in use as agricultural land up to only two years ago so this fireweed has really taken hold and spread rapidly in a relatively short period of time. Does anyone have any examples of sites where this invasive is being controlled?

1 comment:

  1. This field has been like this for at least 10 years and occasionally has been sprayed to no affect.