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Top 14 invasive species in Kentucky

Members of the Invasive Species Working Group have compiled a list of the top 14 invasive species in Kentucky. These top 14 invasive species are described below.

Bush honeysuckle
(Lonicera maackii)
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Japanese honeysuckle
(Lonicera japonica)
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Winter Creeper
(Euonymus fortunei)
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Tree-of-heaven
(Ailanthus altissima)
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Multiflora rose
(Rosa multiflora)
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Kudzu
(Pueraria lobata)
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Musk-thistle
(Carduus nutans)
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Poison hemlock
(Conium maculatum)
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Sudden oak death
(Phytophthora ramorum)
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Hemlock woolly adelgid
(Adelges tsugae)
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Johnsongrass
(Sorghum halepense)
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Gypsy moth
(Lymantria dispar L.)
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Fire ant
(Solenopsis invicta)
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Emerald ash borer
(Agrilus planipennis)
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