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(opens in new tab) for a complete list of invasive plants in California.

Please Don't Plant These Species

Hedera helix photo by Jeb Bjerke (cc)
Hedera helix. Photo by Jeb Bjerke (cc).
yellow flowers in field - click to go to tax-donation page

Help California’s rare plants at tax time - Donate on Line 403 of Your Tax Form.

Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1010 Riverside Parkway, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090