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 setaceum)
 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 Species Program

State & Regional

Arizona 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

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum information: Invaders Program
Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (click on SDCP Flash for Exotic Species)