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Invasive and Exotic Vines

The following species have been listed on an invasive species list or noxious weed law in North America. For more information on each species, including the listing sources, images, and publication links, click on the species.

160 Records


Subject Name Scientific Name Family Order
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. Vitaceae Rhamnales
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Celastrales
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
air-potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. Dioscoreaceae Dioscoreales
winter creeper Euonymus fortunei (Turcz.) Hand.-Maz. Celastraceae Celastrales
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae Apiales
ivyleaf morningglory Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. Convolvulaceae Solanales
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Dipsacales
Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw. Lygodiaceae Polypodiales
old world climbing fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. Lygodiaceae Polypodiales
catclaw-vine Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H. Gentry Bignoniaceae Scrophulariales
skunk-vine Paederia foetida L. Rubiaceae Rubiales
mile-a-minute vine Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Polygonaceae Polygonales
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Rosales
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Gentianales
Japanese wisteria Wisteria floribunda (Willd.) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
Black dog-strangling vine, black swallowwort Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Polygonales
periwinkle Vinca spp. L. Apocynaceae Gentianales
puncturevine Tribulus terrestris L. Zygophyllaceae Sapindales
eastern poison-ivy Toxicodendron radicans (L.)Kuntze Anacardiaceae Sapindales
dog-strangling vine, European swallowwort Vincetoxicum rossicum (Kleopov) Barbarich Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
white swallowwort Vincetoxicum hirundinaria Medik. Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
exotic swallowwort Vincetoxicum spp. L. Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
wetland nightshade Solanum tampicense Dunal Solanaceae Solanales
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Dioscoreales
big periwinkle Vinca major L. Apocynaceae Gentianales
mile-a-minute Mikania micrantha Kunth Asteraceae Asterales
African mile-a-minute Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) B.L. Robins. Asteraceae Asterales
European blackberry Rubus fruticosus L. Rosaceae Rosales
Macartney rose Rosa bracteata J.C. Wendl. Rosaceae Rosales
giant sensitiveplant Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
dodder Cuscuta spp. L. Cuscutaceae Solanales
rosarypea Abrus precatorius L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
coral vine Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn. Polygonaceae Polygonales
Texas madeiravine Anredera vesicaria Lam.) Gaertn. F Basellaceae Caryophyllales
elegant dutchman's pipe Aristolochia elegans Mast. Aristolochiaceae Aristolochiales
white bladderflower Araujia sericifera Brot. Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders Acanthaceae Scrophulariales
fivehook bassia Bassia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Kuntz Chenopodiaceae Caryophyllales
clubed begonia Begonia cucullata Willd Begoniaceae Violales
white bryony Bryonia alba L. Cucurbitaceae Violales
shoofly Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
balloonvine Cardiospermum halicacabum L. Sapindaceae Sapindales
hedge bindweed Calystegia sepium (L.) R. Br Convolvulaceae Solanales
hedge false bindweed Calystegia sepium ssp. sepium (L.) R. Br. Convolvulaceae Solanales
night jessamine Cestrum nocturnum L. Solanaceae Solanales
oriental virginsbower Clematis orientalis L. Ranunculaceae Ranunculales
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC Ranunculaceae Ranunculales
Asian nakedwood Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. Rhamnaceae Rhamnales
ivy gourd Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt Cucurbitaceae Violales
Madagascar rubbervine Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Dcne. Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
smallseed alfalfa dodder Cuscuta approximata Bab. Cuscutaceae Solanales
Vetch's dodder Cuscuta denticulata var. vetchii (Brandeg.) T. Beliz Cuscutaceae Solanales
clover dodder Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. Cuscutaceae Solanales
Japanese dodder Cuscuta japonica Choisy Cuscutaceae Solanales
melon Cucumis melo L Cucurbitaceae Violales
bigfruit dodder Cuscuta megalocarpa Rydb Cuscutaceae Solanales
gooseberry gourd Cucumis myriocarpus E. Mey. ex Naud. Cucurbitaceae Violales
globe dodder Cuscuta potosina Schaffn Cuscutaceae Solanales
globe dodder Cuscuta potosina var. globifera Yunck. Cuscutaceae Solanales
giant dodder Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. Cuscutaceae Solanales
cape ivy Delairea odorata Lem Asteraceae Asterales
winged yam Dioscorea alata L. Dioscoreaceae Dioscoreales
wild cucumber Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & Gray Cucurbitaceae Violales
centipede tongavine Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl Araceae Arales
strawflower Helichrysum petiolare Hilliard & Burtt Asteraceae Asterales
moonflower Ipomoea alba L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
swamp morningglory Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. Convolvulaceae Solanales
gloria de la manana Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D. Austin Convolvulaceae Solanales
red morningglory Ipomoea coccinea L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
tievine Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba Dennst. Convolvulaceae Solanales
pitted morningglory Ipomoea lacunosa L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
smallflower morningglory Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb. Convolvulaceae Solanales
cypressvine morningglory Ipomoea quamoclit L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
threelobe morningglory Ipomoea triloba L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
purple moonflower Ipomoea turbinata Lag. Convolvulaceae Solanales
Gold Coast jasmine Jasminum dichotomum Vahl Oleaceae Scrophulariales
jazmin de trapo Jasminum fluminense Vell. Oleaceae Scrophulariales
Arabian jasmine Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait. Oleaceae Scrophulariales
everlasting peavine Lathyrus latifolius L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
California burclover Medicago polymorpha L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
Spanish arborvine Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle Convolvulaceae Solanales
perennial soybean Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
wingleaf passionflower Passiflora bicornis P. Mill. Passifloraceae Violales
twoflower passionflower Passiflora biflora Lam. Passifloraceae Violales
sewer vine Paederia cruddasiana Prain Rubiaceae Rubiales
passionflower Passiflora edulis Sims Passifloraceae Violales
redfruit passionflower Passiflora foetida L. Passifloraceae Violales
golden bellapple Passiflora laurifolia L. Passifloraceae Violales
sweet granadilla Passiflora ligularis Juss. Passifloraceae Violales
banana passionflower Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Kunth) Holm-Niesen & P.M. Jørg. Passifloraceae Violales
corkystemmed passionflower Passiflora suberosa L. Passifloraceae Violales
wild buckwheat Fallopia convolvulus L. Polygonaceae Polygonales
cutleaf blackberry Rubus laciniatus Willd. Rosaceae Rosales
valamuerto Senna pendula (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Irwin & Barneby Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
burcucumber Sicyos angulatus L. Cucurbitaceae Violales
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. Solanaceae Solanales
orangeberry nightshade Solanum lanceolatum Cav. Solanaceae Solanales
Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye Sphagneticola trilobata (L.C. Rich.) Pruski Asteraceae Asterales
American evergreen Syngonium podophyllum Schott Araceae Arales
Jamaica feverplant Tribulus cistoides L. Zygophyllaceae Sapindales
common vetch Vicia sativa Linnaeus Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
sparrow vetch Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
hairy vetch Vicia villosa Roth Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
grape Vitis spp. L. Vitaceae Rhamnales
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Ranunculales
Japanese hop Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. Cannabaceae Urticales
tall morningglory Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth Convolvulaceae Solanales
morningglory Ipomoea spp. L. Convolvulaceae Solanales
climbing fern Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw. (1801) (Mobot) Lygodiaceae Polypodiales
dog rose Rosa canina L. Rosaceae Rosales
memorial rose Rosa wichuraiana Crépin Rosaceae Rosales
beach vitex Vitex rotundifolia L. f. Verbenaceae Lamiales
Chinese fleecevine Fallopia baldschuanica (Regel) Holub Polygonaceae Polygonales
wine grape Vitis vinifera L. Vitaceae Rhamnales
tiny vetch Vicia hirsuta (L.) S.F. Gray Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
trumpet honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens L. Caprifoliaceae Dipsacales
bird vetch Vicia cracca L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
Cucumis melo var. dudaim (L.) Naud. Cucurbitaceae Violales
bushkiller Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagnepain Vitaceae Rhamnales
golden trumpet Allamanda cathartica L. Apocynaceae Gentianales
paperflower Bougainvillea glabra Choisy Nyctaginaceae Caryophyllales
paradise poinciana Caesalpinia gilliesii (Wall. ex Hook.) Wall. ex D. Dietr. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
maunaloa Canavalia cathartica Thouars Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
colocynth Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. Cucurbitaceae Violales
evergreen clematis Clematis vitalba L. Ranunculaceae Ranunculales
Palay rubbervine Cryptostegia grandiflora (Roxb. ex R. Br.) R. Br. Asclepiadaceae Gentianales
simpleleaf chastetree Vitex trifolia L. Verbenaceae Lamiales
laurel clockvine Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl. Acanthaceae Scrophulariales
Bengal trumpet Thunbergia grandiflora Roxb. Acanthaceae Scrophulariales
blackeyed Susan vine Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims Acanthaceae Scrophulariales
Brazilian nightshade Solanum seaforthianum Andr. Solanaceae Solanales
valamuerto Senna pendula var. advena (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
valamuerto Senna pendula var. glabrata (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
chayote Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. Cucurbitaceae Violales
star jasmine Jasminum multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andr. Oleaceae Scrophulariales
elmleaf blackberry Rubus ulmifolius Schott Rosaceae Rosales
Italian woodbine Lonicera caprifolium L. Caprifoliaceae Dipsacales
Etruscan honeysuckle Lonicera etrusca Santi Caprifoliaceae Dipsacales
woodbine Lonicera periclymenum L. Caprifoliaceae Dipsacales
Rangoon creeper Quisqualis indica L. Combretaceae Myrtales
white passionflower Passiflora subpeltata Ortega Passifloraceae Violales
balsamapple Momordica charantia L. Cucurbitaceae Violales
Boston ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Sieb. & Zucc.) Planch. Vitaceae Rhamnales
Australian dodder Cuscuta australis R. Br. Cuscutaceae Solanales
eastern dodder Cuscuta monogyna Vahl Cuscutaceae Solanales
African asparagus fern Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce Liliaceae Liliales
Atlantic Ivy Hedera hibernica (Kirchn.) Bean. Araliaceae Apiales
Algerian ivy Hedera canariensis Willd. Araliaceae Apiales
common asparagus fern Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop Liliaceae Liliales
cow vetch Vicia cracca ssp. tenuifolia (Roth) Gaudin Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
flat peavine Lathyrus sylvestris L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
kudzu Pueraria montana (Lour.)Merr. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
possum grape Cissus verticillata (L.) Nicolson & Jarvis Vitaceae Rhamnales
wild bushbean Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Fabales
golden pothos Epipremnum pinnatum cv aureum (L.) Engl Araceae Arales


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