Potential Plant Invaders

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This presentation is broken up into five groups (trees and shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses and aquatic species). 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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Potential Invaders – Trees and Shrubs


  • Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense)
  • Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)
  • Amur maple (Acer ginnala)
  • Black jet-bead (Rhodotypos scandens)
  • Burning bush (Euonymus alatus)
  • Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana)
  • Eurasian privet (Ligustrum spp.)
  • Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
  • Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
  • Princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
  • Sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima)
  • Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
  • Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata)
  • Siberian peashrub (Caragana arborescens)
  • Tamarisk or Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissiama)
  • Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) 
  • Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius)

Potential Invaders – Vines

  • Black swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum nigrum)
  • Chinese yam (Dioscorea oppositifolia)
  • Climbing euonymus (Euonymus fortunei)
  • English ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
  • Japanese hops (Humulus japonicus)
  • Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) 
  • Mile-a-minute vine (Polygonum perfoliatum)
  • Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
  • Pale swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
  • Porcelain berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)  


Potential Invaders – Forbs

  • Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
  • Balfour’s touch-me-not (Impatiens balfourii)
  • Big-leaf lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
  • Colt’s foot (Tussilago farfara)
  • Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
  • Common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
  • Cut-leaved teasel (Dipsacus lacinatus)
  • European marsh thistle (Cirsium palustre)
  • Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
  • Giant knotweed (Polygonum sachalinensis)
  • Garden heliotrope (Valeriana officinalis)
  • Garden loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris)
  • Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria L.)
  • Grecian foxglove (Digitalis lanata)
  • Hairy willow-herb (Epilobium hirsutum)
  • Hill mustard (Bunias orientalis)
  • Japanese hedge-parsley (Torilis japonica)
  • Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
  • Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
  • Musk thistle/Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans)
  • Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium)
  • Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum)
  • Spreading hedge-parsley (Torilis arvensis)
  • Tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
  • Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)
  • Yellow star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis)

Potential Invaders – Grasses

  • Amur silvergrass (Miscanthus sacchariflorus)
  • Chinese silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis)
  • Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium vimineum)
  • Lyme grass (Leymus arenarius)
  • Tall manna grass (Glyceria maxima)


Potential Invaders – Aquatic Species

  • Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa)
  • European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
  • Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus)
  • Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
  • Parrot feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
  • Pond water-starwort (Callitriche stagnalis)
  • Water chestnut (Trapa natans)
  • Yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata)
  • Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus)

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