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Several plants that are abundant in South Hill Natural Area are introduced species that are invasive and ecologically dangerous. Invasives did not originate in the region and they drive out native species. Invasive species represented here include Multiflora Rose [pic 1]European Buckthorn [pic 2],Glossy Buckthorn [pic 3], and Japanese Barberry [pic 4]. Invasive species can change habitat and resources and often must be managed so that they don’t adversely affect native species.