The Bugwood Network
NPS and USFWS

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas

Swearingen, J., K. Reshetiloff, B. Slattery, and S. Zwicker. 2002. Plant Invaders of
Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas. National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 82 pp.



Index of Invasive Plants by Scientific Name

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Akebia quinata (five-leaved akebia, chocolate vine)
Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)
Albizia julibrissin (silk tree, mimosa tree)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Arundo donax (giant reed, wild cane)

Bambusa species (exotic bamboos)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)
Buddleja species (butterfly bush)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Oriental bittersweet)
Centaurea biebersteinii (spotted knapweed)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Cynanchum louiseae (Louis' swallowwort)

Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Euonymus alata (winged burning bush)
Euonymus fortunei (creeping euonymus)

Hedera helix (English ivy)
Hemerocallis fulva (common daylily, orange daylily)
Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed)
Hydrilla verticillata (hydrilla)

Lespedeza cuneata (Chinese lespedeza)
Ligustrum japonicum (Japanese privet)
Ligustrum obtusifolium (border privet)
Ligustrum sinense (Chinese privet)
Ligustrum vulgare (European privet)
Lonicera fragrantissima (fragrant honeysuckle)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Lonicera standishii (Standish's honeysuckle)
Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)
Lonicera xylosteum (dwarf honeysuckle)
Lonicera x bella (Bell's honeysuckle)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass)
Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese silver grass)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Murdannia keisak (marsh dewflower, marsh dayflower)
Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrotfeather)
Myriophyllum spicatum (Eurasian watermilfoil)

Paulownia tomentosa (princess tree)
Phragmites australis (common reed, phragmites)
Phyllostachys species (exotic running bamboos)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum perfoliatum (mile-a-minute)
Pseudosasa japonica (exotic bamboos)
Pueraria montana (kudzu)
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' (Bradford pear)

Quercus acutissima (sawtooth oak)

Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine, fig buttercup)
Rhodotypos scandens (jetbead)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)

Salvinia molesta (giant salvinia, kariba-weed, water fern)
Spiraea japonica (Japanese spiraea, Japanese meadowsweet)

Trapa natans (water chestnut)

Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria)
Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

 


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USDA Forest ServiceUSDA APHIS PPQThe Bugwood Network University of Georgia Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.