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Invasive Species (unfortunately) found at Congaree National Park
Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) is a non-native deciduous climbing vine found at Congaree National Park.
Red Imported Fire Ants
Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) - caught in a flood. NON-NATIVE INVASIVE! Fire ants have interesting strategies for surviving floods. Their adaptability makes them not only a non-native species, but a highly invasive one!
Japanese Stilt Grass
Japanese Stilt Grass (Microstegium vimineum) is an invasive annual grass found at Congaree National Park.
Japanese Climbing Fern
Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum) is an invasive climbing viney fern found at Congaree National Park.
Christmas Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum), also known as Jerusalem Cherry, found growing at Congaree National Park