Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 1994.

Source URL: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/search/default1.asp

55 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
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
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
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
European privet Ligustrum vulgare L. Oleaceae 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
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. Asteraceae 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
European water chestnut Trapa natans L. Trapaceae Exotic
goatsrue Galega officinalis L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier Apiaceae Exotic
common barberry Berberis vulgaris L Berberidaceae Exotic
cheatgrass Bromus tectorum L. Poaceae Exotic
jimsonweed Datura stramonium L. Solanaceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. Brassicaceae Exotic
showy fly honeysuckle, Bell's honeysuckle Lonicera x bella Zabel [morrowii × tatarica] Caprifoliaceae Exotic
European wand loosestrife Lythrum virgatum L. Lythraceae Exotic
star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum L. Liliaceae Exotic
wild parsnip Pastinaca sativa L. Apiaceae Exotic
reed canarygrass Phalaris arundinacea L. Poaceae Exotic
sudangrass Sorghum bicolor ssp. drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) de Wet & Harlan Poaceae Exotic
cranberry vibrunum, European highbush cranberry Viburnum opulus ssp. opulus Linnaeus Caprifoliaceae Exotic
border privet Ligustrum obtusifolium Sieb. & Zucc. Oleaceae Exotic
Standish's honeysuckle Lonicera standishii Jacques Caprifoliaceae Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
Sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus L. Aceraceae Exotic
Callery pear (Bradford pear) Pyrus calleryana Decne. Rosaceae Exotic
goutweed Aegopodium podagraria L. Apiaceae Exotic
nodding star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum nutans L. Liliaceae Exotic