Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.  2003. Invasive Plant Control in Maryland. Home and Garden Information Center, Home and Garden Mimeo HG88. 4 pp.

Source URL: http://hgic.umd.edu/_media/documents/publications/hg88.pdf

45 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Asteraceae Exotic
Norway maple Acer platanoides L. Aceraceae Exotic
tree-of-heaven Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle Simaroubaceae Exotic
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande Brassicaceae Exotic
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. Vitaceae Exotic
giant reed Arundo donax L. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. Berberidaceae Exotic
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek Asteraceae Exotic
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
winter creeper Euonymus fortunei (Turcz.) Hand.-Maz. Celastraceae Exotic
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. Lamiaceae Exotic
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae Exotic
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Amur honeysuckle Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii Gray Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Tatarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. Lythraceae Exotic
Japanese stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus Poaceae Exotic
Chinese silvergrass Miscanthus sinensis Anderss. Poaceae Exotic
common reed Phragmites australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
golden bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carr. ex A.& C. Rivière Poaceae Exotic
mile-a-minute vine Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Polygonaceae Exotic
lesser celandine, fig buttercup Ficaria verna Huds. Ranunculaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Exotic
Japanese wisteria Wisteria floribunda (Willd.) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. Asteraceae Exotic
purple deadnettle Lamium purpureum L. Lamiaceae Exotic
perilla mint Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton Lamiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila L. Ulmaceae Exotic
purple pampasgrass Cortaderia jubata (Lem.) Stapf Poaceae Exotic
henbit Lamium amplexicaule L. Lamiaceae Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
weeping lovegrass Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees Poaceae Exotic
sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima Carruthers Fagaceae Exotic
carpet bugle Ajuga reptans L. Lamiaceae Exotic
Indian mock-strawberry Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke Rosaceae Exotic
Callery pear (Bradford pear) Pyrus calleryana Decne. Rosaceae Exotic