Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Virginia Invasive Plant Species List

Source URL: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/documents/nh-invasive-plant-list-2014.pdf

90 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
princesstree Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
cogongrass Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv. Poaceae Exotic
tropical soda apple Solanum viarum Dunal Solanaceae Exotic
alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Amaranthaceae Exotic
giant salvinia Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell Salviniaceae 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
mimosa Albizia julibrissin Durazz. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) 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
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
common teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. Dipsacaceae Exotic
Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa Planch. Hydrocharitaceae Exotic
common water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms Pontederiaceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
winter creeper Euonymus fortunei (Turcz.) Hand.-Maz. Celastraceae Exotic
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. Lamiaceae Exotic
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae Exotic
hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle Hydrocharitaceae Exotic
shrubby lespedeza Lespedeza bicolor Turcz. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Lour. Oleaceae Exotic
sweet breath of spring Lonicera fragrantissima Lindl. & Paxton Caprifoliaceae 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
chinaberry Melia azedarach L. Meliaceae Exotic
Japanese stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus Poaceae Exotic
Chinese silvergrass Miscanthus sinensis Anderss. Poaceae Exotic
marsh dayflower Murdannia keisak (Hassk.) Hand.-Maz. Commelinaceae Exotic
parrotfeather Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. Haloragaceae Exotic
Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. Haloragaceae Exotic
brittleleaf naiad Najas minor All. Najadaceae 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
lesser celandine, fig buttercup Ficaria verna Huds. Ranunculaceae 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
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
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
thorny olive Elaeagnus pungens Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
big periwinkle Vinca major L. Apocynaceae Exotic
giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier Apiaceae Exotic
Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis L. Commelinaceae Exotic
common velvetgrass Holcus lanatus L. Poaceae Exotic
swamp morningglory Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. Convolvulaceae Exotic
yellow iris Iris pseudacorus L. Iridaceae Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
timothy Phleum pratense L. Poaceae Exotic
Oriental lady's thumb Persicaria longiseta (Bruijn) Kitagawa Polygonaceae Exotic
Canada bluegrass Poa compressa L. Poaceae Exotic
roughstalk bluegrass Poa trivialis L. Poaceae Exotic
red sorrel Rumex acetosella L. Polygonaceae Exotic
curly dock Rumex crispus ssp. crispus L. Polygonaceae Exotic
stinging nettle Urtica dioica L. Urticaceae Native
jetbead Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino Rosaceae Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
Japanese hop Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. Cannabaceae Exotic
ivyleaf speedwell Veronica hederifolia L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
Japanese sedge Carex kobomugi Ohwi Cyperaceae Exotic
colonial bentgrass Agrostis capillaris L. Poaceae Exotic
linden viburnum Viburnum dilatatum Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Callery pear (Bradford pear) Pyrus calleryana Decne. Rosaceae Exotic
beach vitex Vitex rotundifolia L. f. Verbenaceae Exotic
water primrose Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. hexapetala (Hook. & Arn.) Nesom & Kartesz Onagraceae Exotic
wavyleaf basketgrass Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius (Ard.) U. Scholz Poaceae Exotic
common chickweed Stellaria media (L.) Vill. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
European common reed Phragmites australis subsp. australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
waterwheel plant Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. Droseraceae
Border Privet Ligustrum obtusifolium var. obtusifolium Sieb.& Zucc. Oleaceae
hairy jointgrass Arthraxon hispidus var. hispidus (Thunb.) Makino Poaceae