Massachusetts Invasive Plants Advisory Group

Species Reviewed (Listed by Category) - Last Updated 4/2016

Species

Common name

Category

 

 

 

Acer platanoides

Norway maple

Invasive

Acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore maple

Invasive

Aegopodium podagraria

Bishop’s goutweed, bishop’s weed; goutweed

Invasive

Ailanthus altissima 

Tree of heaven

Invasive

Alliaria petiolata

Garlic mustard

Invasive

Berberis thunbergii

Japanese barberry

Invasive

Cabomba caroliniana

Carolina fanwort; fanwort

Invasive

Celastrus orbiculatus

Oriental bittersweet; Asian or Asiatic bittersweet

Invasive

Cynanchum louiseae

Black swallow-wort; Louise’s swallow-wort

Invasive

Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn olive

Invasive

Euonymus alatus

Winged euonymus, burning bush

Invasive

Euphorbia esula

Leafy spurge; wolf's milk

Invasive

Frangula alnus

European buckthorn, glossy buckthorn

Invasive

Glaucium flavum

Sea or horned poppy, yellow hornpoppy

Invasive

Hesperis matronalis

Dame’s rocket

Invasive

Iris pseudacorus

Yellow iris

Invasive

Lepidium latifolium

Broad-leaved pepperweed, tall pepperweed

Invasive

Lonicera japonica

Japanese honeysuckle

Invasive

Lonicera morrowii

Morrow’s honeysuckle

Invasive

Lonicera x bella [morrowii x tatarica]

Bell’s honeysuckle

Invasive

Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping jenny, moneywort

Invasive

Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Invasive

Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Variable water-milfoil;  two-leaved water-milfoil

Invasive

Myriophyllum spicatum

Eurasian or European water-milfoil; spike water- milfoil

Invasive

Phalaris arundinacea

Reed canary-grass

Invasive

Phragmites australis

Common reed

Invasive

Polygonum cuspidatum / Fallopia japonica

Japanese knotweed; Japanese or Mexican bamboo

Invasive

Polygonum perfoliatum

Mile-a-minute vine or weed; Asiatic tearthumb

Invasive

Potamogeton crispus

Crisped pondweed, curly pondweed

Invasive

Ranunculus ficaria

Lesser celandine; fig buttercup

Invasive

Rhamnus cathartica

Common buckthorn

Invasive

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black locust

Invasive

Rosa multiflora

Multiflora rose

Invasive

Salix atrocinerea/Salix cinerea

Rusty Willow/Large Gray Willow complex

Invasive

Trapa natans

Water-chestnut

Invasive

 

 

 

Actinidia arguta 

Hardy kiwi; tara vine

Likely Invasive

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Porcelain-berry; Amur peppervine

Likely invasive

Anthriscus sylvestris

Wild chervil

Likely invasive

Berberis vulgaris

Common barberry; European barberry

Likely Invasive

Butomnus umbellatus

Flowering rush

Likely Invasive

Cardamine impatiens

Bushy rock-cress; narrowleaf bittercress

Likely Invasive

Centaurea biebersteinii

Spotted knapweed

Likely Invasive

Cynanchum rossicum 

European swallow-wort, pale swallow-wort

Likely Invasive

Egeria densa

Brazilian water weed; Brazilian elodea

Likely Invasive

Epilobium hirsutum

Hairy willow herb; Codlins and cream

Likely Invasive

Euphorbia cyparissias

Cypress spurge

Likely Invasive

Festuca filiformis

Hair fescue; fineleaf sheep fescue

Likely Invasive

Glyceria maxima

Tall mannagrass; reed mannagrass

Likely Invasive

Heracleum mantegazzianum

Giant hogweed

Likely Invasive

Humulus japonicus

Japanese hops

Likely Invasive

Hydrilla verticillata 

Hydrilla; water-thyme; Florida elodea

Likely Invasive

Ligustrum obtusifolium

Border privet

Likely Invasive

Lonicera tatarica

Tatarian honeysuckle

Likely invasive

Microstegium vimineum

Japanese stilt grass, Nepalese browntop

Likely Invasive

Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Plume grass; Amur silvergrass

Likely Invasive

Myosotis scorpioides

Forget-me-not

Likely Invasive

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Parrot-feather; water-feather; Brazilian water-milfoil

Likely Invasive

Najas minor

Brittle water-nymph, lesser naiad

Likely Invasive

Nymphoides peltata

Yellow floating heart

Likely Invasive

Phellodendron amurense

Amur cork-tree

Likely Invasive

Pueraria montana  

Kudzu; Japanese arrowroot

Likely Invasive

Ranunculus repens

Creeping buttercup

Likely Invasive

Rorippa amphibia

Water yellowcress; great yellowcress

Likely Invasive

Rubus phoenicolasius

Wineberry; Japanese wineberry; wine raspberry

Likely Invasive

Senecio jacobaea

Tansy ragwort; stinking Willie

Likely Invasive

Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot

Likely Invasive

 

 

 

Arthraxon hispidus

Hairy joint grass; jointhead; small carpetgrass

Potentially Invasive

Carex kobomugi

Japanese sedge, Asiatic sand sedge

Potentially Invasive

Lonicera maackii

Amur honeysuckle

Potentially Invasive. 

 

 

 

Akebia quinata

Five-leaved Akebia; chocolate vine

Do not list at this time

Amorpha fruticosa

False indigo-bush

Do not list at this time

Catalpa speciosa

Northern catalpa

Do not list at this time

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch broom; English broom

Do not list at this time

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Russian olive

Do not list at this time

Euonymus europaeus

European spindletree

Do not list at this time

Euonymus fortunei

Wintercreeper; Climbing spindle-tree

Do not list at this time

Festuca ovina 

Sheep fescue

Do not list at this time

Ligustrum ovalifolium

California privet

Do not list at this time

Ligustrum sinense

Chinese privet

Do not list at this time

Ligustrum vulgare L.

European privet

Do not list at this time

Lonicera xylosteum

Dwarf honeysuckle

Do not list at this time

Miscanthus sinensis 

Eulalia; Chinese silvergrass

Do not list at this time

Morus alba

White mulberry

Do not list at this time

Polygonum sachalinense 

Giant knotweed

Do not list at this time

Populus alba

White poplar

Do not list at this time

Rorippa microphylla

Watercress; onerow yellowcress

Do not list at this time

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

Watercress

Do not list at this time

Rosa rugosa 

Japanese rose; rugosa rose

Do not list at this time

Sedum telephium ssp. telephium

Live-forever; orpine; witch's moneybags

Do not list at this time

Verbascum thapsus

Common mullein; flannel mullein; velvet plant

Do not list at this time

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