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)
Date palms (park wide)
Brassica tournefortii (Sahara mustard)
Strigosella Africana (African mustard)
Oleander (park wide – highly toxic)
Russian thistle (park wide)
Nonnative Plants Species List
Last updated: May 27, 2018