Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

Source URL: http://www.gaeppc.org/list.cfm

139 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
small broomrape Orobanche minor Smith Orobanchaceae Exotic
alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Amaranthaceae Exotic
giant salvinia Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitchell Salviniaceae 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
coral ardisia Ardisia crenata Sims Myrsinaceae Exotic
giant reed Arundo donax L. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. Berberidaceae Exotic
musk thistle Carduus nutans L. Asteraceae Exotic
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
camphortree Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl Lauraceae Exotic
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
air-potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. Dioscoreaceae 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
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae Exotic
hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle Hydrocharitaceae Exotic
largeleaf lantana Lantana camara L. Verbenaceae Exotic
shrubby lespedeza Lespedeza bicolor Turcz. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Japanese privet Ligustrum japonicum Thunb. Oleaceae Exotic
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Lour. Oleaceae Exotic
tall fescue Festuca arundinacea Schreb. Poaceae 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
Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw. Lygodiaceae 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
sacred bamboo Nandina domestica Thunb. Berberidaceae Exotic
skunk-vine Paederia foetida L. Rubiaceae Exotic
torpedograss Panicum repens L. Poaceae Exotic
common reed Phragmites australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
golden bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carr. ex A.& C. Rivière Poaceae 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
Chinese tallowtree Triadica sebifera (L.) Small Euphorbiaceae Exotic
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. Scrophulariaceae 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
tawny daylily Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. Liliaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
thorny olive Elaeagnus pungens Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
big periwinkle Vinca major L. Apocynaceae Exotic
sessile joyweed Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. Amaranthaceae Exotic
Benghal dayflower Commelina benghalensis L. Commelinaceae Exotic
itchgrass Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton Poaceae Exotic
limnophila Limnophila sessiliflora (Vahl) Blume Scrophulariaceae Exotic
wild garlic Allium vineale L. Amaryllidaceae Exotic
small carpetgrass, joint-head grass Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino Poaceae Exotic
mugwort Artemisia vulgaris L. Asteraceae Exotic
spanishneedles Bidens bipinnata L. Asteraceae Native
hairy beggarticks Bidens pilosa L. Asteraceae Exotic
paper-mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. Moraceae Exotic
rye brome Bromus secalinus L. Poaceae Exotic
cheatgrass Bromus tectorum L. Poaceae Exotic
cornflower Centaurea cyanus L. Asteraceae Exotic
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC Ranunculaceae Exotic
coco yam, wild taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott Araceae Exotic
bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers Poaceae Exotic
Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot Daucus carota L. Apiaceae Exotic
winged yam Dioscorea alata L. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
mulberryweed Fatoua villosa (Thunb.) Nakai Moraceae Exotic
rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus L. Malvaceae Exotic
red morningglory Ipomoea coccinea L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
tievine Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba Dennst. Convolvulaceae Native
smallflower morningglory Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb. Convolvulaceae Native
Korean lespedeza Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
common lespedeza Kummerowia striata (Thunb.) Schindl. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Asteraceae Exotic
glossy privet Ligustrum lucidum W.T. Aiton Oleaceae Exotic
yellow sweet-clover Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
peppermint Mentha x piperita L. (pro sp.) Lamiaceae Exotic
natalgrass Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka Poaceae Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
miniature beefsteakplant Mosla dianthera (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Maxim. Lamiaceae Exotic
bahiagrass Paspalum notatum Flueggé Poaceae Native
vaseygrass Paspalum urvillei Steud. Poaceae Exotic
annual bluegrass Poa annua L. Poaceae Exotic
Oriental lady's thumb Persicaria longiseta (Bruijn) Kitagawa Polygonaceae Exotic
curly-leaved pondweed Potamogeton crispus L. Potamogetonaceae Exotic
ladysthumb Persicaria maculosa S.F. Gray Polygonaceae Exotic
giant knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Himalayan blackberry Rubus armeniacus Focke Rosaceae Exotic
giant foxtail Setaria faberi Herrm. Poaceae Exotic
bigpod sesbania Sesbania herbacea (P. Mill.) McVaugh Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
red sesbania Sesbania punicea (Cav.) Benth. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
yellow foxtail Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes Poaceae Exotic
green bristlegrass Setaria viridis var. viridis (L.) P. Beauv. Poaceae Exotic
spiny sowthistle Sonchus asper (L.) Hill Asteraceae Exotic
annual sowthistle Sonchus oleraceus L. Asteraceae Exotic
Florida betony Stachys floridana Shuttlw. ex Benth. Lamiaceae Native
French tamarisk Tamarix gallica L. Tamaricaceae Exotic
spreading hedgeparsley Torilis arvensis (Huds.) Link Apiaceae Exotic
tungoil tree Vernicia fordii (Hemsl.) Airy-Shaw Euphorbiaceae Exotic
leatherleaf mahonia Mahonia bealei (Fortune) Carr. Berberidaceae Exotic
Chinese holly Ilex cornuta Lindl. & Paxton Aquifoliaceae Exotic
Brazilian vervain Verbena incompta P. W. Michael Verbenaceae Exotic
weeping lovegrass Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees Poaceae Exotic
sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima Carruthers Fagaceae Exotic
Cherokee rose Rosa laevigata Michx. Rosaceae Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
tall morningglory Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth Convolvulaceae Exotic
Thunberg lespedeza Lespedeza thunbergii (DC.) Nakai Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
tall vervain Verbena bonariensis L. Verbenaceae Exotic
Callery pear (Bradford pear) Pyrus calleryana Decne. Rosaceae Exotic
Chinese parasoltree Firmiana simplex (L.) W. Wight Sterculiaceae Exotic
sweet vernalgrass Anthoxanthum odoratum L. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese holly Ilex crenata Thunb. Aquifoliaceae Exotic
creeping liriope Liriope spicata (Thunb.) Lour. Liliaceae Exotic
trifoliate orange Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf. Rutaceae Exotic
monkeygrass Liriope muscari (Dcne.) Bailey Liliaceae Exotic
scarlet firethorn Pyracantha coccinea M. Roemer Rosaceae Exotic
Japanese chaff flower Achyranthes japonica (Miq.) Nakai Amaranthaceae Exotic
alyceclover Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
tussock paspalum Paspalum quadrifarium Lam. Poaceae Exotic
watercress Nasturtium officinale R. Brown Brassicaceae Exotic
dwarf waterclover Marsilea minuta L. Marsileaceae Exotic
bagpod Sesbania vesicaria (Jacq.) Ell. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native