Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Eric Ulaszek, U.S. Forest Service, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois

Source URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/mntp/

27 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. Amaranthaceae Exotic
Norway maple Acer platanoides L. Aceraceae Exotic
common mullein Verbascum thapsus L. Scrophulariaceae Exotic
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
osage-orange Maclura pomifera (Raf.) Schneid. Moraceae Native
tawny daylily Hemerocallis fulva (L.) L. Liliaceae Exotic
perilla mint Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton Lamiaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila L. Ulmaceae Exotic
Amur maple Acer ginnala Maxim. Aceraceae Exotic
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC Ranunculaceae Exotic
birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
common purslane Portulaca oleracea L. Portulacaceae Exotic
giant knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
giant foxtail Setaria faberi Herrm. Poaceae Exotic
green foxtail Setaria viridis (L.) Beauv. Poaceae Exotic
wayfaringtree Viburnum lantana L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
border privet Ligustrum obtusifolium Sieb. & Zucc. Oleaceae Exotic
Callery pear (Bradford pear) Pyrus calleryana Decne. Rosaceae Exotic
paradise apple Malus pumila P. Mill. Rosaceae Exotic
European spindletree Euonymus europaeus L. Celastraceae Exotic
Amur corktree Phellodendron amurense Rupr. Rutaceae Exotic
goldenrain tree Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm. Sapindaceae Exotic
Siberian crabapple Malus baccata (L.) Borkh. Rosaceae Exotic
Japanese flowering crabapple Malus floribunda Sieb. Ex Van Houtte Rosaceae Exotic
buffelgrass Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link Poaceae Exotic
European cranberrybush Viburnum opulus L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic