Invasive non-native plant species are a threat to native
wildlife in the UK. These plants are spreading quickly across the
UK. They displace native species and detrimentally affect the
ecology of many vulnerable habitats.
The first step in tackling this problem is accurately
determining where these plants are. In order to do that, we need
The Environment Agency, the Nature Locator team at the
University of Bristol and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology have
joined forces to help combat the spread of the UK's most
problematic invasive, non-native plant species.
The PlantTracker app,
available free from the iTunes App Store and Android Market, shows
you how to identify each species and enables you to easily submit
geo-located photos whenever you find one. The app now
features 14 invasive plant species and also includes a "Confusion
Species" gallery for each one, to help you separate some of the
similar looking plants you might encounter.
Please use this app to help us to build a comprehensive picture
of the UK's invasive, non-native plant species.