Nonnative Species

Nonnative species are ones that have been introduced to an area by humans.They are also known as introduced species. They are sometimes introduced on purpose and sometimes by accident. Introduced plants can be classified into one of several categories: naturalized, exotic, or cultivated. Naturalized plants are ones that have been introduced by man, but have become established on their own. This means that they have become self-seeding. Exotic species are those that are strikingly different and unusual for that area. Cultivated species are ones that are intentionally raised and rely on humans to provide them with a suitable environment and for reproduction.

Some examples of organisms that have been introduced to Bermuda:

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