Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998

Source URL: http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/cw_smith/impact.htm

145 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
melaleuca Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake Myrtaceae Exotic
tree-of-heaven Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle Simaroubaceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
largeleaf lantana Lantana camara L. Verbenaceae Exotic
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
chinaberry Melia azedarach L. Meliaceae Exotic
johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Poaceae Exotic
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Scots pine Pinus sylvestris L. Pinaceae Exotic
Australian-pine Casuarina equisetifolia L. Casuarinaceae Exotic
trumpet-tree Cecropia obtusifolia Bertol. Cecropiaceae Exotic
Tasmanian bluegum Eucalyptus globulus Labill. Myrtaceae Exotic
silkoak Grevillea robusta A. Cunningham ex R. Br. Proteaceae Exotic
raintree Samanea saman (Jacq.) Merr. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
kiawe Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
West Indian mahogany Swietenia mahagoni (L.) Jacq. Meliaceae Native
Brazilian peppertree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi Anacardiaceae Exotic
gorse Ulex europaeus L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
orchardgrass Dactylis glomerata L. Poaceae Exotic
kikuyugrass Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. Poaceae Exotic
giant sensitiveplant Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
small Philippine acacia Acacia confusa Merr Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
black acacia Acacia melanoxylon R. Br. ex Ait. f. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
black wattle Acacia mearnsii de Wildeman. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
oriental vessel fern Angiopteris evecta (J.R. Forst.) Hoffmann Marattiaceae Exotic
broomsedge bluestem Andropogon virginicus L. Poaceae Native
shoebutton ardisia Ardisia elliptica Thunb Myrsinaceae Exotic
Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders Acanthaceae Exotic
carpetgrass Axonopus fissifolius (Raddi) Kuhlm. Poaceae Native
hairy beggarticks Bidens pilosa L. Asteraceae Exotic
plume poppy Bocconia frutescens L. Papaveraceae Native
oriental mangrove Bruguiera sexangula (Lour.) Poir. Rhizophoraceae Exotic
shoofly Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Panama rubbertree Castilla elastica Sessé Moraceae Exotic
gray sheoak Casuarina glauca Sieb. ex Spreng Casuarinaceae Exotic
southern sandbur Cenchrus echinatus L. Poaceae Native
night jessamine Cestrum nocturnum L. Solanaceae Exotic
satinleaf Chrysophyllum oliviforme L. Sapotaceae Native
padang cassia Cinnamomum burmannii (Nees & Th. Nees) Nees ex Blume Lauraceae Exotic
juniper berry Citharexylum caudatum L. Verbenaceae Native
quinine Cinchona pubescens Vahl Rubiaceae Exotic
spiny fiddlewood Citharexylum spinosum L. Verbenaceae Native
soapbush Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don Melastomataceae Native
ivy gourd Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt Cucurbitaceae Exotic
karaka nut Corynocarpus laevigatus J.R. & G. Forst. Corynocarpaceae Exotic
bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers Poaceae Exotic
purple nutsedge Cyperus rotundus L. Cyperaceae Exotic
cape ivy Delairea odorata Lem Asteraceae Exotic
southern crabgrass Digitaria ciliaris (Retz.) Koel Poaceae Native
weeping grass Microlaena stipoides Labill. Poaceae Exotic
goosegrass Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. Poaceae Exotic
loquat Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl Rosaceae Exotic
peacocksplume Falcataria moluccana (Miquel) Barneby & Grimes Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
shamel ash Fraxinus uhdei (Wenzig) Lingelsh Oleaceae Exotic
Mauritius hemp Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw Agavaceae Exotic
kahiliflower Grevillea banksii R. Br. Proteaceae Exotic
bloodwoodtree Haematoxylum campechianum L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
white garland-lily Hedychium coronarium Koenig Zingiberaceae Exotic
cream garland-lily Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe Zingiberaceae Exotic
Kahila garland-lily Hedychium gardnerianum Shepard ex Ker-Gawl. Zingiberaceae Exotic
white moho Heliocarpus popayanensis Kunth Tiliaceae Exotic
pearlflower Heterocentron subtriplinervium (Link & Otto) A. Braun & Bouché Melastomataceae Exotic
common velvetgrass Holcus lanatus L. Poaceae Exotic
hairy cat's ear Hypochaeris radicata L. Asteraceae Exotic
Brazilian jasmine Jasminum fluminense Vell. Oleaceae Exotic
white leadtree Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
broom teatree Leptospermum scoparium J.R. & G. Forst. Myrtaceae Exotic
vinegartree Lophostemon confertus (R. Br.) P.G. Wilson & Waterhouse Myrtaceae Exotic
Asian melastome Melastoma candidum D. Don Melastomataceae Exotic
molassesgrass Melinis minutiflora Beauv. Poaceae Exotic
natalgrass Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka Poaceae Exotic
Spanish arborvine Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle Convolvulaceae Exotic
hierba del soldado Melochia umbellata (Houtt.) Stapf Sterculiaceae Exotic
miconia Miconia calvescens DC. Melastomataceae Exotic
firetree Morella faya (Ait.) Wilbur Myricaceae Exotic
treedaisy Montanoa hibiscifolia (Benth.) Standl. Asteraceae Exotic
bristletips Oxyspora paniculata (D. Don) DC. Melastomataceae Exotic
sour paspalum Paspalum conjugatum Berg. Poaceae Native
dallisgrass Paspalum dilatatum Poir. Poaceae Exotic
passionflower Passiflora edulis Sims Passifloraceae Exotic
golden bellapple Passiflora laurifolia L. Passifloraceae Native
sweet granadilla Passiflora ligularis Juss. Passifloraceae Exotic
banana passionflower Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Kunth) Holm-Niesen & P.M. Jørg. Passifloraceae Exotic
corkystemmed passionflower Passiflora suberosa L. Passifloraceae Native
vaseygrass Paspalum urvillei Steud. Poaceae Exotic
crimson fountaingrass Pennisetum setaceum (Forsk.) Chiov. Poaceae Exotic
New Zealand flax Phormium tenax J.R. & G. Forst. Xanthorrhoeaceae Exotic
Honduras pine Pinus elliottii var. elliottii Engelm. Pinaceae Native
maritime pine Pinus pinaster Soland., non Ait. Pinaceae Exotic
cure for all Pluchea carolinensis (Jacq.) G. Don Asteraceae Native
Indian camphorweed Pluchea indica (L.) Less. Asteraceae Exotic
strawberry guava Psidium cattleianum Sabine Myrtaceae Exotic
guava Psidium guajava L. Myrtaceae Exotic
red mangrove Rhizophora mangle L. Rhizophoraceae Native
rose myrtle Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk. Myrtaceae Exotic
castorbean Ricinus communis L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
highbush blackberry Rubus argutus Link Rosaceae Native
snowpeaks raspberry Rubus niveus Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
palmleaf dewberry Rubus sieboldii Blume Rosaceae Exotic
glenwoodgrass Sacciolepis indica (L.) Chase Poaceae Exotic
octopus tree Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) H.A.T. Harms Araliaceae Exotic
Colombian bluestem Schizachyrium condensatum (Kunth) Nees Poaceae Exotic
knotroot foxtail Setaria parviflora (Poir.) Kerguélen Poaceae Native
palmgrass Setaria palmifolia (Koenig) Stapf Poaceae Exotic
African tuliptree Spathodea campanulata Beauv. Bignoniaceae Exotic
smutgrass Sporobolus indicus (L.) R. Br. Poaceae Native
Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye Sphagneticola trilobata (L.C. Rich.) Pruski Asteraceae Exotic
Java plum Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels Myrtaceae Exotic
Malabar plum Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston Myrtaceae Exotic
wild marigold Tagetes minuta L. Asteraceae Exotic
tropical almond Terminalia catappa L. Combretaceae Exotic
herbaceous glorytree Tibouchina herbacea (DC.) Cogn. Melastomataceae Exotic
princess-flower Tibouchina urvilleana (DC.) Cogn. Melastomataceae Exotic
Australian redcedar Toona ciliata Roemer Meliaceae Exotic
oriental trema Trema orientalis (L.) Blume Ulmaceae Exotic
Caesarweed Urena lobata L. Malvaceae Exotic
guineagrass Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq.) R. Webster Poaceae Exotic
paragrass Urochloa mutica (Forsk.) T.Q. Nguyen Poaceae Exotic
sweet vernalgrass Anthoxanthum odoratum L. Poaceae Exotic
white kyllinga Kyllinga nemoralis (J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Dandy ex Hutch. & Dalziel Cyperaceae Exotic
scarlet spiderling Boerhavia coccinea P. mill. Nyctaginaceae Native
smokebush Buddleja madagascariensis Lam. Buddlejaceae Exotic
swollen fingergrass Chloris barbata Sw. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese glorybower Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet Verbenaceae Exotic
red manjack Cordia collococca L. Boraginaceae Native
Cooper's cyathea Cyathea cooperi (Hook. ex F. Muell.) Domin Cyatheaceae Exotic
sourgrass Digitaria insularis (L.) Mez ex Ekman Poaceae Native
violet crabgrass Digitaria violascens Link Poaceae Exotic
Queensland maple Flindersia brayleyana F. Muell. Rutaceae Exotic
tree marigold Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) Gray Asteraceae Exotic
laurel clockvine Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl. Acanthaceae Exotic
Bengal trumpet Thunbergia grandiflora Roxb. Acanthaceae Exotic
blackeyed Susan vine Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims Acanthaceae Exotic
East Indian almond Terminalia myriocarpa van Heurck & Muell.-Arg. Combretaceae Exotic
Mexican tulip poppy Hunnemannia fumariifolia Sweet Papaveraceae Exotic
yellow Himalayan raspberry Rubus ellipticus Sm. Rosaceae Exotic
narrowleaf firethorn Pyracantha angustifolia (Franch.) Schneid. Rosaceae Exotic
African olive Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G. Don) Ciferri Oleaceae Exotic
monkeypod Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Panama crowngrass Paspalum fimbriatum Kunth Poaceae Native
buffelgrass Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link Poaceae Exotic
tropical signalgrass Urochloa distachya (L.) T.Q. Nguyen Poaceae Exotic
burgan Kunzea ericoides (A. Rich.) J. Thomp. Myrtaceae Exotic
Chinese banyan Ficus microcarpa L. f. Moraceae Exotic