Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Tatyana Livschultz, Pennsylvania survey of invasive plants,

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25 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) 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
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
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. Lamiaceae 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
Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. Haloragaceae Exotic
mile-a-minute vine Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Polygonaceae Exotic
lesser celandine, fig buttercup Ficaria verna Huds. Ranunculaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
Canada bluegrass Poa compressa L. Poaceae Exotic