Invasive Species

Feb 3, 2016

Smoke bush (Buddleja madagascariensis), known also as butterfly bush, is an aggressive shrub that is on the Hawaiʻi Department of Forestry & Wildlife’s list, "Hawaiʻi's Most Invasive Horticultural Plants."
Credit Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Invasive species threaten the well being of native flora and fauna. This threat takes many forms, a fungus, a disease, a plant or animal. The legacy of the presence of invasive species is felt across the islands. On Hawai'i island, the Big Island Invasive Species Committee is conducting outreach and education projects, and building strategies to combat invasive species.

Christopher Phillips explains...