Nonnative Plants

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With the high level of diversity of habitat available, and the long history of human-use, Death Valley has a number of nonnative plant species that can be found within the park. Park staff works to eradicate the invasive nonnative plant species through a variety of means, depending on the species type. Some plants are unlikely to be fully removed from the park.


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Invasive Plants: (Top Species)


Tamarisk (park wide)
Tamarix ramosissima (salt cedar)
Tamarix aphylla (athel)

Fan palms (park wide)
Washingtonia filifera

Date palms (park wide)
Phoenix dactylifera

Mustard (roadsides)
Brassica tournefortii (Sahara mustard)
Strigosella Africana (African mustard)

Oleander (park wide – highly toxic)
Nerium oleander

Russian thistle (park wide)
Salsola spp
 

Nonnative Plants Species List

  • Acacia greggi
  • Acroptilon repens
  • Agrostis stolonifera
  • Ailanthus altissima
  • Amaranthus albus
  • Anagallis arvensis
  • Apium graveolens
  • Arundo donax
  • Asparagus asparagoides
  • Asparagus officinalis
  • Avena sativa
  • Bassia hyssopifolia
  • Bassia scoparia
  • Brahea armata
  • Brassica tournefortii
  • Bromus diandrus
  • Bromus mad. ssp. rubens
  • Bromus tectorum
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Centaurea melitensis
  • Centaurea solstitialis
  • Ceratophyllum submersum
  • Chamaesyce maculata
  • Chenopodium album
  • Chenopodium botrys
  • Chilopsis linearis
  • Conyza bonariensis
  • Conyza canadensis
  • Cortaderia selloana
  • Cotoneaster microphyllus
  • Cotoneaster pannosus
  • Cynodon dactylon
  • Descurainia sophia
  • Drosanthemum hispidum
  • Erodium cicutarium
  • Eucalyptus sp.
  • Euphorbia peplus
  • Ficus carica
  • Fraxinus uhdei
  • Gnaphalium luteo-album
  • Grindelia squarrosa
  • Halogeton glomeratus
  • Hedera helix
  • Hordeum spp.
  • Juglans californica
  • Lactuca serriola
  • Lantana camara
  • Malcolmia africana
  • Malus domestica
  • Malus sylvestris
  • Malva parviflora
  • Marrubium vulgare
  • Medicago polymorpha
  • Melilotus albus
  • Melilotus indicus
  • Melilotus officinalis
  • Mentha spicata
  • Myriophyllum aquaticum
  • Nerium oleander
  • Olea europaea
  • Parkinsonia aculeata
  • Parkinsonia aculeata x
  • Parkinsonia floridum
  • Pennisetum setaceum
  • Phoenix canariensis
  • Phoenix dactylifera
  • Polypogon monspeliensis
  • Prunica granatum
  • Pyrus sp.
  • Ricinus communis
  • Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Rubus armeniacus
  • Saccharum ravennae
  • Salsola gobicola
  • Salsola paulsenii
  • Salsola tragus
  • Schinus terebinthifolius
  • Schismus spp.
  • Secale cereale
  • Sisymbrium altissimum
  • Sisymbrium irio
  • Sisymbrium orientale
  • Sonchus asper
  • Sonchus oleraceus
  • Stenotaphrum secondatum
  • Tamarix aphylla
  • Tamarix ramosissima
  • Taraxacum officinale
  • Tribulus terrestris
  • Ulmus procera
  • Ulmus pumila
  • Vinca major
  • Washingtonia filifera
  • Washingtonia robusta
  • Xanthium strumarium


Last updated: May 27, 2018

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