The Guilfordian

Invasive species are a great threat to ecosystems

Purple loosestrife often causes its surrounding habitat, where fish and wildlife feed, to be overtaken by a sea of purple flowers. // Photo courtesy of

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017

The purple flowers found by the lakeside, the lush green vines that grow along the bricks of a house and the distinctly brown striped fish by the shore all seem like normal features of nature. However, they are all dangerous. The three creatures, the purple-loosestrife, kudzu and lionfish respectively,...