Read Bonfire of the Superweeds: In the Sonoran Desert, good intentions combust!
A summary of the buffelgrass invasion by award-winning reporter Michelle Nijhuis, High Country News, August 20, 2007.
View the 10-minute video on the buffelgrass problem in Southern Arizona, released in July, 2008: Buffelgrass Invasion: Its Threat To The Sonoran Desert and Our Will To Stop It
Download a Buffelgrass brochure that explains why it needs to be removed from neighborhoods.
Fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) and buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) are spreading through the Sonoran Desert and threatening our distinctive native Sonoran Desert plants. AZNPS has prepared two flyers on invasive nonnative species. PDF versions of these flyers can be downloaded or viewed in your browser.
| Fountain Grass (Pennisetum
Buffelgrass (Pennisteum ciliare)
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Follow these links for more information about invasive species.
Center for Invasive Plant Management
The Nature Conservancy Invasive Species Initiative
New England Wild Flower Society: Sources of Invasive Plant Information
Plant Conservation Alliance: Weeds Gone Wild
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Plant Health Noxious Weeds Program
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Invasive
State & Regional
Department of Agriculture: Noxious Weed List
Arizona Department of Agriculture -Plant Services Division
Arizona Department of Transportation. Natural Resources
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
California Invasive Plant Council
Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse
Southwest Vegetation Management Association
USGS Western Ecological Research Center: Invasive Species Research
Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center
Desert Museum information: Invaders
Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (click on SDCP Flash for Exotic Species)