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Other Exotic Pest Plants Invading Temperate Southeastern
Forests and Their Margins

Miller, James H. 2003. Nonnative invasive plants of southern forests: a field guide for identification and control. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–62. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 93 p.

Common Name Scientific Name Areas Invading
Norway maple Acer platanoides TN, KY, NC, VA
Paper mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera Entire Southeast
Camphortree Cinnamomum camphora TX, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC
Glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus TN, KY
White poplar Populus alba Entire Southeast
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila Entire Southeast, except MS, SC, NC
Tungoil tree Vernicia fordii LA, MS, AL, GA, FL
Coral ardisia Ardisia crenata LA, FL
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii TN, KY, GA, SC, NC, VA
Japanese knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum Entire Southeast, except TX, AL, FL
Wineberry, Wine raspberry Rubus phoenicolasius AR, TN, KY, VA, GA, SC, NC
Japanese spiraea, Meadowsweet Spiraea japonica TN, KY, VA, NC, SC, GA
Fiveleaf akebia, Chocolate vine Akebia quinata LA, KY, VA, NC, SC, GA
Porcelian berry, Amur peppervine Ampelopsis brevipedunculata GA, NC, KY, VA
Purple crownvetch Coronilla varia Entire Southeast, except LA
Vasey's grass Paspalum urvillei Entire Southeast
Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense Entire Southeast
Forbs and Subshrubs
Spotted knapweed Centaurea biebersteinii AR, LA, AL, KY, TN, VA, NC, SC, FL
Dames rocket Hesperis matronalis AR, TN, KY, VA, NC, GA
Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Entire Southeast, Except LA, GA, SC
Mila-a-minute, Asiatic tearthumb Polygonum perfoliatum VA

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Last updated on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 01:37 PM
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