Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council

Source URL: http://www.se-eppc.org/ky/list.htm

92 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
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. Asteraceae 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
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
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
ivyleaf morningglory Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. Convolvulaceae 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
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
Japanese stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus Poaceae Exotic
Chinese silvergrass Miscanthus sinensis Anderss. Poaceae Exotic
common reed Phragmites australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
white poplar Populus alba L. Salicaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Poaceae Exotic
Japanese spiraea Spiraea japonica L. f. Rosaceae Exotic
common chickweed Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Crépin Caryophyllaceae Exotic
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Exotic
tawny daylily Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. Liliaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
poison-hemlock Conium maculatum L. Apiaceae Exotic
common St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L. Clusiaceae Exotic
sulfur cinquefoil Potentilla recta L. Rosaceae Exotic
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
small carpetgrass, joint-head grass Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino Poaceae Exotic
common burdock Arctium minus Bernh. Asteraceae Exotic
yellow rocket Barbarea vulgaris Ait. f. Brassicaceae Exotic
smooth brome Bromus inermis Leyss. Poaceae Exotic
corn gromwell Buglossoides arvensis (L.) I.M. Johnston Boraginaceae Exotic
lambsquarters Chenopodium album L Chenopodiaceae Exotic
mexicantea Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants Chenopodiaceae Exotic
chicory Cichorium intybus L. Asteraceae Exotic
Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis L. Commelinaceae Exotic
Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot Daucus carota L. Apiaceae Exotic
Deptford pink Dianthus armeria L. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
Fuller's teasel Dipsacus fullonum ssp. sylvestris (Huds.) Clapham Dipsacaceae Exotic
barnyardgrass Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv Poaceae Exotic
goosegrass Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. Poaceae Exotic
stinkgrass Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Vign. ex Janchen Poaceae Exotic
common velvetgrass Holcus lanatus L. Poaceae Exotic
pitted morningglory Ipomoea lacunosa L. Convolvulaceae Native
Korean lespedeza Kummerowia stipulacea (Maxim.) Makino Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
common lespedeza Kummerowia striata (Thunb.) Schindl. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
henbit Lamium amplexicaule L. Lamiaceae Exotic
motherwort Leonurus cardiaca L. Lamiaceae Exotic
oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Asteraceae Exotic
black medic Medicago lupulina L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
yellow sweet-clover Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
peppermint Mentha x piperita L. (pro sp.) Lamiaceae Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
miniature beefsteakplant Mosla dianthera (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Maxim. Lamiaceae Exotic
catnip Nepeta cataria L. Lamiaceae Exotic
star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum L. Liliaceae Exotic
yellow woodsorrel Oxalis stricta L. Oxalidaceae Native
annual bluegrass Poa annua L. Poaceae Exotic
Oriental lady's thumb Persicaria longiseta (Bruijn) Kitagawa Polygonaceae Exotic
Canada bluegrass Poa compressa L. Poaceae Exotic
ladysthumb Persicaria maculosa S.F. Gray Polygonaceae Exotic
Kentucky bluegrass Poa pratensis L. Poaceae Native
common selfheal Prunella vulgaris L. Lamiaceae Native
bulbous buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus L. Ranunculaceae Exotic
red sorrel Rumex acetosella L. Polygonaceae Exotic
giant foxtail Setaria faberi Herrm. Poaceae Exotic
green foxtail Setaria viridis (L.) Beauv. Poaceae Exotic
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. Solanaceae Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
tall morningglory Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth Convolvulaceae Exotic
thymeleaf sandwort Arenaria serpyllifolia L. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
piedmont bedstraw Cruciata pedemontana (Bellardi) Ehrend. Rubiaceae Exotic
Indian mock-strawberry Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke Rosaceae Exotic
Thunberg lespedeza Lespedeza thunbergii (DC.) Nakai Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Italian ryegrass Festuca perennis (L.) Columbus & J.P. Sm. Poaceae Exotic
watercress Nasturtium officinale R. Brown Brassicaceae Exotic
thoroughwort pennycress Microthlaspi perfoliatum (L.) F.K. Mey. Brassicaceae Exotic