Invasive plants are usually characterized by:
1.Fast growth rates
2.High fruit production
3.Rapid spread
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Invasive species are those that are introduced- intentionally or unintentionally-to an ecosystem in which they do not naturally appear and which threaten habitats, ecosystems, or native species. These species become invasive due to their high reproduction rates and by competing with and displacing native species that naturally appear in that ecosystem.

Unintentional introduction can be the result of accidents (e.g. when species escape from a zoo), transport (e.g. in the ballast water of a ship); intentional introduction can be the result of e.g. importing animals or plants or the genetic modification of organisms.

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