- Rhodotypos scandens is a small, multi-stemmed, up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) tall shrub that invades natural areas in the eastern United States.
- Leaves are opposite, simple, 2.5-4 in. (6.2-10 cm) long and doubly serrate. Leaves also have ribbed veins and a long, pointed tip.
- White, four-petaled, 2 in. (5.1 cm) wide flowers occur in the spring.
- The flowers give way to small, red (turning black), bead-like fruit.
- Ecological Threat
- Rhodotypos scandens invades forested areas creating a thick shrub layer which could displace native shrubs, shade out understory species and restrict tree seedling establishment. Rhodotypos scandens is native to eastern Asia and was first introduced into the United States in 1866 as an ornamental.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Ann F Rhoads, Morris Arboretum, Pennsylvania
- City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
- Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 2004
- Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
- Illinois Invasive Plant List
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Reichard, Sarah. 1994. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
- Virginia Invasive Plant Species List
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
CategoriesCategory: Shrub or Subshrub
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|