Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: National  Wildlife Refuge Association, Silent Invasion: A Call to Action from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, 2002. Washington DC. 17 pp.

Source URL: http://www.refugenet.org/new-pdf-files/Silent%20Invasion%20pdf.pdf

22 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
melaleuca Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake Myrtaceae Exotic
giant salvinia Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell Salviniaceae Exotic
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Asteraceae Exotic
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande Brassicaceae Exotic
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek Asteraceae Exotic
old world climbing fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. Lygodiaceae Exotic
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. Lythraceae Exotic
common reed Phragmites australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
Chinese tallowtree Triadica sebifera (L.) Small Euphorbiaceae Exotic
Tasmanian bluegum Eucalyptus globulus Labill. Myrtaceae Exotic
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
European water chestnut Trapa natans L. Trapaceae Exotic
Brazilian peppertree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Anacardiaceae Exotic
gorse Ulex europaeus L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
yellow starthistle Centaurea solstitialis L. Asteraceae Exotic
Macartney rose Rosa bracteata J.C. Wendl. Rosaceae Exotic
purple pampasgrass Cortaderia jubata (Lem.) Stapf Poaceae Exotic
Uruguayan pampas grass Cortaderia selloana (Schult. & Schult. f.) Asch. & Graebn. Poaceae Exotic
banana passionflower Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Kunth) Holm-Niesen & P.M. Jørg. Passifloraceae Exotic
smooth cordgrass Spartina alterniflora Loisel. Poaceae Native