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Monday - March 15, 2004

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Invasive Plants
Title: Smarty Plants on Invasive Plants
Answered by: Sage Kawecki

QUESTION:

How can I find out if a plant is federally listed as an invasive?

ANSWER:

To find out if a plant or animal species is federally listed as endangered or threatened, browse on-line to the USDA website, or download their invasive plant fact sheets.
 

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