A invasive species
- what type of organism is it? plant
- country or are of orgin? Asia
- How does it spread to other areas?It isIntorduced for erosion control
- How far has it spread? There are 115 plus populations on the coast.
- What damage has it done in nc? crowds out native species and destorys sea turtle nesting habitat.
Pictures of the invasvie plant beach vitex
Beach vitex on the coast on NC.
It helps stop erosion but it is taking over.
Up close picture of the beach vitex.
It is a bright green plant with small purple flowers.
Beach vitex on the coast.
Miles of this invasive plant are on the coast taking over.