Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Jil Swearingen, personal communication, 2009-2013

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37 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Lour. Oleaceae Exotic
Amur honeysuckle Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Chinese silvergrass Miscanthus sinensis Anderss. Poaceae Exotic
marsh dayflower Murdannia keisak (Hassk.) Hand.-Maz. Commelinaceae Exotic
arrow bamboo Pseudosasa japonica (Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud.) Makino ex Nakai Poaceae Exotic
thorny olive Elaeagnus pungens Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
small carpetgrass, joint-head grass Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino Poaceae Exotic
Chinese buckthorn Rhamnus utilis Dcne. Rhamnaceae Exotic
ricefield bulrush Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla Cyperaceae Exotic
leatherleaf mahonia Mahonia bealei (Fortune) Carr. Berberidaceae Exotic
sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima Carruthers Fagaceae Exotic
linden viburnum Viburnum dilatatum Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus L. Aceraceae Exotic
Japanese snowball Viburnum plicatum Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Japanese angelica tree Aralia elata (Miq.) Seem Araliaceae Exotic
Himalayan blackberry Rubus bifrons Vest ex Tratt. Rosaceae Exotic
butterflybush Buddleja davidii Franch. Buddlejaceae Exotic
helleborine Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz Orchidaceae Exotic
ravennagrass Ripidium ravennae (L.) Trinius Poaceae Exotic
Italian arum Arum italicum P. Mill. Araceae Exotic
corkscrew willow Salix matsudana Koidzumi Salicaceae Exotic
wavyleaf basketgrass Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius (Ard.) U. Scholz Poaceae Exotic
holly osmanthus Osmanthus heterophyllus (G. Don) P.S. Green Oleaceae
European stinging nettle Urtica dioica ssp. dioica L. Urticaceae Exotic
castor aralia Kalopanax septemlobus (Thunb.) Koidz Araliaceae Exotic
Hispanic hyacinthoides Hyacinthoides hispanica (Mill.) Rothm. Liliaceae Exotic
Japanese netvein hollyfern Cyrtomium falcatum (L. f.) C. Presl Dryopteridaceae Exotic
Java waterdropwort Oenanthe javanica (Blume) DC. Apiaceae Exotic
Lavalle corktree Phellodendron lavallei Dode Rutaceae Exotic
sticky sage Salvia glutinosa L. Lamiaceae Exotic
summer snowflake Leucojum aestivum L. Liliaceae Exotic
wintergreen barberry Berberis julianae C.K. Schneid. Berberidaceae Exotic
yellow archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon (L.) Ehrend. & Polatschek Lamiaceae
five-leaf aralia Eleutherococcus sieboldianus (Makino.) Koidz. Araliaceae Exotic
birch-leaf pear Pyrus betulifolia Bunge Rosaceae Exotic