Don't plant a pest! Invasive plants can significantly degrade wildlife habitat, can increase flooding when they invade waterways, and can threaten native and endangered species in open space areas adjacent to a landscape.
None of the plant species listed by CAL-IPC as invasive in the Central Coast area are present in the landscape.
An invasive species is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Federal Executive Order 1311.
A list of common invasive plants and drought tolerant substitutes for the Central Coast is available at www.cal-ipc.org