Plant Species Reported to be Invasive in Natural Areas List

Source: Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Source URL: http://www.inpaws.org/plants.html

39 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) 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
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae 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
ground ivy Glechoma hederacea L. Lamiaceae Exotic
shrubby lespedeza Lespedeza bicolor Turcz. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
sericea lespedeza Lespedeza cuneata (Dum.-Cours.) G. Don Fabaceae (Leguminosae) 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
common reed Phragmites australis (Cavanilles) Trinius ex Steudel Poaceae Exotic
European buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. Rhamnaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Exotic
European black alder Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. Betulaceae Exotic
black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
Siberian elm Ulmus pumila L. Ulmaceae Exotic
smooth brome Bromus inermis Leyss. Poaceae Exotic
glossy buckthorn Frangula alnus Mill. Rhamnaceae Exotic
dames rocket Hesperis matronalis L. Brassicaceae Exotic
meadow fescue Festuca pratensis Huds. Poaceae Exotic
creeping yellow loosestrife, creeping Jenney Lysimachia nummularia L. Primulaceae Exotic
yellow sweet-clover Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
white mulberry Morus alba L. Moraceae Exotic
star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum L. Liliaceae Exotic
cranberry vibrunum, European highbush cranberry Viburnum opulus ssp. opulus Linnaeus Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Japanese hop Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. Cannabaceae Exotic