Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group

Source URL: http://www.hort.uconn.edu/CIPWG/

78 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
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
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
spotted knapweed Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek Asteraceae Exotic
Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa Planch. Hydrocharitaceae Exotic
autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Elaeagnaceae Exotic
winged burning bush Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb. Celastraceae Exotic
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. Lamiaceae Exotic
hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle Hydrocharitaceae Exotic
European privet Ligustrum vulgare L. Oleaceae 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
parrotfeather Myriophyllum aquaticum (Vell.) Verdc. Haloragaceae Exotic
Eurasian water-milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. Haloragaceae Exotic
brittleleaf naiad Najas minor All. Najadaceae 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
wine raspberry Rubus phoenicolasius Maxim. Rosaceae Exotic
cypress spurge Euphorbia cyparissias L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
Black dog-strangling vine, black swallowwort Vincetoxicum nigrum Kartesz & Gandhi Asclepiadaceae Exotic
leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L. Euphorbiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
European water chestnut Trapa natans L. Trapaceae Exotic
Amur maple Acer ginnala Maxim. Aceraceae Exotic
wild garlic Allium vineale L. Amaryllidaceae Exotic
small carpetgrass, joint-head grass Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino Poaceae Exotic
common barberry Berberis vulgaris L Berberidaceae Exotic
cheatgrass Bromus tectorum L. Poaceae Exotic
flowering-rush Butomus umbellatus L. Butomaceae Exotic
jimsonweed Datura stramonium L. Solanaceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. Brassicaceae Exotic
Mexican fireweed Kochia scoparia (L.) A.J. Scott Chenopodiaceae Exotic
perennial pepperweed Lepidium latifolium L. Brassicaceae Exotic
showy fly honeysuckle, Bell's honeysuckle Lonicera x bella Zabel [morrowii × tatarica] Caprifoliaceae Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
garden loosestrife Lysimachia vulgaris L. Primulaceae Exotic
true forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides L. Boraginaceae Exotic
star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum L. Liliaceae Exotic
Oriental lady's thumb Persicaria longiseta (Bruijn) Kitagawa Polygonaceae Exotic
Canada bluegrass Poa compressa L. Poaceae Exotic
red sorrel Rumex acetosella L. Polygonaceae Exotic
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. Solanaceae Exotic
coltsfoot Tussilago farfara L. Asteraceae Exotic
common valerian Valeriana officinalis L. Valerianaceae Exotic
border privet Ligustrum obtusifolium Sieb. & Zucc. Oleaceae Exotic
Japanese hop Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. Cannabaceae Exotic
tall morningglory Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth Convolvulaceae Exotic
Sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus L. Aceraceae Exotic
goutweed Aegopodium podagraria L. Apiaceae Exotic
European waterstarwort Callitriche stagnalis Scop. Callitrichaceae Exotic
narrowleaf bittercress Cardamine impatiens L. Brassicaceae Exotic
slender snakecotton Froelichia gracilis (Hook.) Moq. Amaranthaceae Native
California privet Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk. Oleaceae Exotic
dwarf honeysuckle Lonicera xylosteum L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
meadow campion Silene flos-cuculi (L.) Clairv. Caryophyllaceae Exotic
Seaside rose Rosa rugosa Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
European speedwell Veronica beccabunga L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
silver hairgrass Aira caryophyllea L. Poaceae Exotic
crested latesummer mint Elsholtzia ciliata (Thunb.) Hyl. Lamiaceae Exotic
Thunberg's geranium Geranium thunbergii Sieb. & Zucc. ex Lindl. & Paxton Geraniaceae Exotic
European water-clover Marsilea quadrifolia L. Marsileaceae Exotic