Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.

Source URL: http://dnr.wi.gov/invasives/publications/manual/manual_toc.htm

110 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
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
garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande Brassicaceae Exotic
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. Vitaceae Exotic
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. Berberidaceae Exotic
musk thistle Carduus nutans L. Asteraceae 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
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. 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
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
European privet Ligustrum vulgare L. Oleaceae Exotic
tall fescue Festuca arundinacea Schreb. Poaceae 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
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
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
European buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. Rhamnaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Poaceae Exotic
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Exotic
cypress spurge Euphorbia cyparissias L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
Scots pine Pinus sylvestris L. Pinaceae Exotic
European black alder Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. Betulaceae Exotic
bull thistle Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. Asteraceae Exotic
Black dog-strangling vine, black swallowwort Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench Asclepiadaceae Exotic
spiny plumeless thistle Carduus acanthoides L. Asteraceae Exotic
leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
tawny daylily Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. Liliaceae 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
yellow toadflax Linaria vulgaris P. Mill. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
Amur maple Acer ginnala Maxim. Aceraceae Exotic
dog-strangling vine, European swallowwort Vincetoxicum rossicum (Kleopov) Barbarich Asclepiadaceae Exotic
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
poison-hemlock Conium maculatum L. Apiaceae Exotic
Russian knapweed Rhaponticum repens (L.) Hidalgo Asteraceae Exotic
common St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L. Clusiaceae Exotic
orange hawkweed Hieracium aurantiacum L. Asteraceae Exotic
common burdock Arctium minus Bernh. Asteraceae Exotic
common barberry Berberis vulgaris L Berberidaceae Exotic
smooth brome Bromus inermis Leyss. Poaceae Exotic
flowering-rush Butomus umbellatus L. Butomaceae Exotic
creeping bellflower Campanula rapunculoides L. Campanulaceae Exotic
chicory Cichorium intybus L. Asteraceae Exotic
lily of the valley Convallaria majalis L. Liliaceae Exotic
Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot Daucus carota L. Apiaceae Exotic
cutleaf teasel Dipsacus laciniatus L. Dipsacaceae Exotic
quackgrass Elymus repens (L.) Gould Poaceae Exotic
hairy willowherb Epilobium hirsutum L. Onagraceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
babysbreath Gypsophila paniculata L Caryophyllaceae Exotic
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. Brassicaceae Exotic
Canadian hawkweed Hieracium canadense Michx. Asteraceae Native
yellow iris Iris pseudacorus L. Iridaceae Exotic
nipplewort Lapsana communis L. Asteraceae Exotic
everlasting peavine Lathyrus latifolius L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
perennial pepperweed Lepidium latifolium L. Brassicaceae Exotic
oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Asteraceae Exotic
showy fly honeysuckle, Bell's honeysuckle Lonicera x bella Zabel [morrowii × tatarica] Caprifoliaceae Exotic
birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
yellow sweet-clover Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
true forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides L. Boraginaceae Exotic
star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum L. Liliaceae Exotic
wild parsnip Pastinaca sativa L. Apiaceae Exotic
Canada bluegrass Poa compressa L. Poaceae Exotic
curly-leaved pondweed Potamogeton crispus L. Potamogetonaceae Exotic
giant knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
red sorrel Rumex acetosella L. Polygonaceae Exotic
curly dock Rumex crispus L. Polygonaceae Exotic
bouncingbet Saponaria officinalis L. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
bladder campion Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke Caryophyllaceae Exotic
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. Solanaceae Exotic
common tansy Tanacetum vulgare L. Asteraceae Exotic
spreading hedgeparsley Torilis arvensis (Huds.) Link Apiaceae Exotic
white clover Trifolium repens L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia Jacq. Ulmaceae Exotic
common valerian Valeriana officinalis L. Valerianaceae Exotic
wayfaringtree Viburnum lantana L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
cranberry vibrunum, European highbush cranberry Viburnum opulus ssp. opulus Linnaeus Caprifoliaceae Exotic
jetbead Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino Rosaceae Exotic
European mountain-ash Sorbus aucuparia L. Rosaceae Exotic
Siberian peashrub Caragana arborescens Lam. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
goutweed Aegopodium podagraria L. Apiaceae Exotic
greater celandine Chelidonium majus L. Papaveraceae Exotic
red clover Trifolium pratense L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
woodland forget-me-not Myosotis sylvatica Ehrh. ex Hoffmann Boraginaceae Exotic
helleborine Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz Orchidaceae Exotic
Japanese hedge-parsley Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC. Apiaceae Exotic
Grecian foxglove Digitalis lanata Ehrh. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
queen-of-the-meadow Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim. Rosaceae Exotic
watercress Nasturtium officinale R. Brown Brassicaceae Exotic