What is a native plant?

A native plant is one that occurs naturally in the place where it evolved. Native plants are part of the balance of nature that has developed over hundreds or thousands of years in a particular region or ecosystem. Only plants found here before European settlement are considered to be native to the United States. Some plants that people considered to be nuisance species, such as poison ivy and greenbriar, are actually native.

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1. What is an invasive plant?
2. What is a native plant?
3. Are all non-native species invasive?
4. Why are invasive plants a problem?
5. What can I do about invasive plants in Weston?