Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Missouri Department of Conservation,

Source URL: http://www.mdc.mo.gov/

41 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
tree-of-heaven Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle Simaroubaceae Exotic
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande Brassicaceae Exotic
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. Berberidaceae Exotic
musk thistle Carduus nutans L. Asteraceae Exotic
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
common teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. Dipsacaceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
winter creeper Euonymus fortunei (Turcz.) Hand.-Maz. Celastraceae Exotic
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
tall fescue Festuca arundinacea Schreb. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Amur honeysuckle Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii Gray Caprifoliaceae Exotic
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. Lythraceae Exotic
European buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. Rhamnaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Poaceae Exotic
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
osage-orange Maclura pomifera (Raf.) Schneid. Moraceae Native
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
perilla mint Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton Lamiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Amur maple Acer ginnala Maxim. Aceraceae Exotic
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
common St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L. Clusiaceae Exotic
Scotch thistle Onopordum acanthium L. Asteraceae Exotic
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
smooth brome Bromus inermis Leyss. Poaceae Exotic
poverty brome Bromus sterilis L. Poaceae Exotic
Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot Daucus carota L. Apiaceae Exotic
cutleaf teasel Dipsacus laciniatus L. Dipsacaceae Exotic
oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Asteraceae Exotic
birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
Indian mock-strawberry Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke Rosaceae Exotic
Mahaleb cherry Prunus mahaleb L. Rosaceae Exotic
European cranberrybush Viburnum opulus L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic