Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004

Source URL: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/newsrel/2004/04_0120.htm

109 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
princesstree Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. Scrophulariaceae 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
mimosa Albizia julibrissin Durazz. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande Brassicaceae Exotic
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. Vitaceae Exotic
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. Berberidaceae Exotic
musk thistle Carduus nutans L. Asteraceae 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
common teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. Dipsacaceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. Lamiaceae Exotic
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae 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
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
Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. Haloragaceae Exotic
common reed Phragmites australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
mile-a-minute vine Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Polygonaceae Exotic
lesser celandine, fig buttercup Ficaria verna Huds. Ranunculaceae Exotic
European buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. Rhamnaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
wine raspberry Rubus phoenicolasius Maxim. Rosaceae Exotic
johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese spiraea Spiraea japonica L. f. Rosaceae Exotic
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. Scrophulariaceae 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
cypress spurge Euphorbia cyparissias L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. Asteraceae Exotic
spiny plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides L. Asteraceae Exotic
leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
prairie sunflower Helianthus petiolaris Nutt. Asteraceae Native
yellow toadflax Linaria vulgaris P. Mill. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
dandelion Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Asteraceae Native
northern catalpa Catalpa speciosa (Warder) Warder ex Engelm. Bignoniaceae Native
yellow starthistle Centaurea solstitialis L. Asteraceae Exotic
mouseear hawkweed Hieracium pilosella L. Asteraceae Exotic
wild garlic Allium vineale L. Amaryllidaceae Exotic
mugwort Artemisia vulgaris L. Asteraceae Exotic
common barberry Berberis vulgaris L Berberidaceae Exotic
cheatgrass Bromus tectorum L. Poaceae Exotic
curly plumeless thistle Carduus crispus L. Asteraceae Exotic
mexicantea Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants Chenopodiaceae Exotic
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC Ranunculaceae Exotic
rice flatsedge Cyperus iria L. Cyperaceae Exotic
purple nutsedge Cyperus rotundus L. Cyperaceae Exotic
Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot Daucus carota L. Apiaceae Exotic
cutleaf teasel Dipsacus laciniatus L. Dipsacaceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. Brassicaceae Exotic
oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Asteraceae Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
buckhorn plantain Plantago lanceolata L. Plantaginaceae Exotic
broadleaf plantain Plantago major L. Plantaginaceae Exotic
curly-leaved pondweed Potamogeton crispus L. Potamogetonaceae Exotic
princess-feather Persicaria orientalis (L.) Spach Polygonaceae Exotic
curly dock Rumex crispus L. Polygonaceae Exotic
Himalayan blackberry Rubus armeniacus Focke Rosaceae Exotic
cutleaf blackberry Rubus laciniatus Willd. Rosaceae Exotic
coltsfoot Tussilago farfara L. Asteraceae Exotic
Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Jacq. Ulmaceae Exotic
weeping lovegrass Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees Poaceae Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
Indian mock-strawberry Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke Rosaceae Exotic
Thunberg lespedeza Lespedeza thunbergii (DC.) Nakai Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
ivyleaf speedwell Veronica hederifolia L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
Japanese sedge Carex kobomugi Ohwi Cyperaceae Exotic
goutweed Aegopodium podagraria L. Apiaceae Exotic
European waterstarwort Callitriche stagnalis Scop. Callitrichaceae Exotic
narrowleaf bittercress Cardamine impatiens L. Brassicaceae Exotic
carline thistle Carlina vulgaris L. Asteraceae Exotic
boreal chickweed Cerastium tomentosum L. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
slender snakecotton Froelichia gracilis (Hook.) Moq. Amaranthaceae Native
smooth bedstraw Galium mollugo L. Rubiaceae Exotic
yellow bedstraw Galium verum L. Rubiaceae Exotic
false green kyllinga Kyllinga gracillima Miq. Cyperaceae Native
Chinese lobelia Lobelia chinensis Lour. Campanulaceae Exotic
meadow campion Silene flos-cuculi (L.) Clairv. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
giant chickweed Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench Caryophyllaceae Exotic
Japanese corktree Phellodendron japonicum Maxim. Rutaceae Exotic
cultivated currant Ribes rubrum L. Grossulariaceae Exotic
bristly locust Robinia hispida L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
dog rose Rosa canina L. Rosaceae Exotic
Seaside rose Rosa rugosa Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
Morison's spurry Spergula morisonii Boreau Caryophyllaceae Exotic
rock dandelion Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC. Asteraceae Exotic
Japanese yew Taxus cuspidata Sieb. & Zucc. Taxaceae Exotic
European speedwell Veronica beccabunga L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
butterflybush Buddleja davidii Franch. Buddlejaceae Exotic
beach wormwood Artemisia stelleriana Bess. Asteraceae Exotic
Asian flatsedge Cyperus microiria Steud. Cyperaceae Exotic
woodland strawberry Fragaria vesca ssp. vesca L. Rosaceae Native