Dataset Overview

Invasive plant observation locations were extracted from three databases: (1) iNaturalist research-grade observations (GBIF 2019), (2) EDDMapS (University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health 2019), and (3) iMapInvasives (NatureServe 2019). Each entry was updated with the currently-accepted and previously-accepted scientific names based from ITIS (2019). Previously-accepted scientific names were retained in the case that an invasive plant record was collected using that name. All common names were also retained. We selected only observations made prior to 2012 from states of CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT.

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To compile all invasive plant observations to assess potential transfer risk.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset has been completed

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106412 records with 30 fields

Data Availability

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Data License

CC0 - Public domain license logo

Preferred Citation

Kosiba AM, Tait E. (2020) Invasive plant observations. FEMC. Available online at:

Update Frequency

Not planned

Maintenance Plan

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