Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Pennsylvania.

Source URL: http://www.pennypacktrust.org

61 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
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
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek Asteraceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae 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
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
golden bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carr. ex A.& C. Rivière Poaceae Exotic
mile-a-minute vine Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Polygonaceae Exotic
white poplar Populus alba L. Salicaceae Exotic
arrow bamboo Pseudosasa japonica (Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai Poaceae 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
common chickweed Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Crépin Caryophyllaceae 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
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. Asteraceae Exotic
tawny daylily Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. Liliaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
dandelion Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Asteraceae Native
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
poison-hemlock Conium maculatum L. Apiaceae Exotic
wild garlic Allium vineale L. Amaryllidaceae Exotic
small carpetgrass, joint-head grass Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino Poaceae Exotic
common burdock Arctium minus Bernh. Asteraceae Exotic
mugwort Artemisia vulgaris L. Asteraceae Exotic
common barberry Berberis vulgaris L Berberidaceae Exotic
chicory Cichorium intybus L. Asteraceae Exotic
Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis L. Commelinaceae Exotic
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. Brassicaceae Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
giant foxtail Setaria faberi Herrm. Poaceae Exotic
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. Solanaceae Exotic
border privet Ligustrum obtusifolium Sieb. & Zucc. Oleaceae Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
Sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus L. Aceraceae Exotic
Siebold's arrowwood Viburnum sieboldii Miq. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
goutweed Aegopodium podagraria L. Apiaceae Exotic
giant chickweed Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench Caryophyllaceae Exotic
sweet cherry Prunus avium (L.) L. Rosaceae Exotic
bristly locust Robinia hispida L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Seaside rose Rosa rugosa Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
Japanese black pine Pinus thunbergii Parl. Pinaceae Exotic