Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Rhode Island Natural History Society,

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20 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Asteraceae Exotic
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. Vitaceae Exotic
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. Berberidaceae Exotic
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae Exotic
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii Gray Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Tatarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. Lythraceae Exotic
European buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. Rhamnaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Exotic
cypress spurge Euphorbia cyparissias L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
showy fly honeysuckle, Bell's honeysuckle Lonicera x bella Zabel [morrowii × tatarica] Caprifoliaceae Exotic
giant knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Seaside rose Rosa rugosa Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic