Distribution of selected invasive plant species in the Romensko-Poltavsky Geobotanical District (Ukraine)

Tetyana S. Dvirna 1
  • 1 M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Tereschenkivska 2, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine


The paper presents the distribution of 10 selected invasive plant species in Ukraine. The studied taxa comprised 8 invasive and 2 potentially invasive species. All species were characterized in phytogeographical, biological and ecological terms. Their distribution was shown on grid maps.

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