An Invasive species is usually a non-native or introduced species that adversely affects habitats and threatens biodiversity. While all species compete to survive, invasive species appear to have specific traits that allow them to out-compete native species and become dominant.
Invasive species can be plants, animals or insects. This technical note concentrates on the following invasive species which are currently expanding their Scottish range.
- Japanese knotweed
- Giant Hogweed
- Himalayan Balsam
- Skunk Cabbage
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