Invasive Plants of Grasslands

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This presentation is broken up into three groups (trees and shrubs, forbs, and grasses). We have provided a listing of plants contained in these presentations for your convenience. So, if you are looking for a specific plant species, you may find it in another presentation.

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Invasive Plants of Grasslands – Trees and Shrubs

  • Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
  • Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
  • Eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
  • Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
  • Russian olive (Elaeagnus augustifolia)
  • Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)
  • Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)
  • White mulberry (Morus alba)

Invasive Plants of Grasslands – Forbs

  • Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
  • Bird’s foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculata)
  • Bird vetch (Vicia cracca)
  • Black bindweed (Polygonum convolvulus)
  • Bladder campion (Silene vulgaris)
  • Bouncing-bet (Saponaria officinalis)
  • Brown knapweed (Centaurea jacea)
  • Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
  • Burnett saxifrage (Pimpinella saxifraga)
  • Butter & eggs (Linaria vulgaris)
  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)
  • Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
  • Common burdock (Arctium minus)
  • Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
  • Common St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
  • Common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
  • Crown vetch (Coronilla varia syn. Securigera varia)
  • Curly dock (Rumex crispus)
  • Cut-leaved teasel (Dipsacus lacinatus)
  • Cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias)
  • Dalmation toadflax (Linaria dalmatica)
  • Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
  • Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
  • Field / sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
  • Hill mustard (Bunias orientalis)
  • Hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)
  • Hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)
  • Japanese hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica)
  • Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
  • Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)
  • Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
  • Musk thistle/Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans)
  • Narrowleaf hawk’s-beard (Crepis tectorum)
  • Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)
  • Orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
  • Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
  • Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium)
  • Plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)
  • Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  • Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
  • Queen of the prairie (Filipendula ulmaria)
  • Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Russian knapweed (Centaurea repens)
  • Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata)
  • Spreading hedge-parsley (Torilis arvensis)
  • Spotted knapweed (Centaurea biebersteinii)
  • Tall hawkweed (Hieracium piloselloides)
  • White clover (Trifolium repens)
  • White sweetclover (Melilotus alba)
  • Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  • Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
  • Yellow bedstraw (Galium verum)
  • Yellow star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)
  • Yellow sedum (Sedum acre)
  • Yellow sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)

Invasive Plants of Grasslands – Grasses

  • Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum)
  • Canada bluegrass (Poa compressa)
  • Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense)
  • Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis)
  • Orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata)
  • Quackgrass (Elytrigia repens)
  • Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
  • Smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
  • Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
  • White snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
  • Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis)


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