Don't Plant Me!
Please don't buy or plant these species. They may escape our fences, invade our natural areas, and degrade our environment. CDFW will periodically add new pages below to highlight other species to avoid. Select a species below for more information and a great alternative to plant in your garden. Please reference the California Invasive Plant Council’s Invasive Plant Inventory Database for a complete list of invasive plants in California.
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Giant Reed (Arundo donax)
- Red Sesbania (Sesbania punicea)
- Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana or Cortaderia jubata)
- Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
- Big Periwinkle (Vinca major)
- Iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis)
- Onion Grass (Romulea rosea)
- Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
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