Invasive Exotic Plants at Piper-Cox House - Eno River State Park - Durham, NC
As people migrate to new areas, they often bring their plants with them. An invasive exotic plant is a species that is growing outside of its native range and disrupting the natural plant community. They spread aggressively and lack control by predators or diseases. These 3 species were most likely planted for their ornamental value by inhabitants of the Piper-Cox House. They are now throughout this state park crowding out native plants that feed native wildlife.