Massachusetts Invasive Plants Advisory Group

Species Reviewed (Alphabetical List) - Last Updated 4/2016

Species

Common name

Category

 

 

 

Aegopodium podagraria

Bishop’s goutweed; bishop’s weed;

Invasive

 

goutweed

 

Acer platanoides

Norway maple

Invasive

Acer pseudoplatanus

Sycamore maple

Invasive

Actinidia arguta 

Hardy kiwi; tara vine

Likely Invasive

Ailanthus altissima 

Tree of heaven

Invasive

Akebia quinata

Five-leaved Akebia; chocolate vine

Do not list at this time

Alliaria petiolata

Garlic mustard

Invasive

Amorpha fruticosa

False indigo-bush

Do not list at this time

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Porcelain-berry; Amur peppervine

Likely invasive

Anacharis densa – see Egeria densa

 

 

Anthriscus sylvestris

Wild chervil

Likely invasive

Arthraxon hispidus

Hairy joint grass; jointhead; small carpet grass

Potentially Invasive

Berberis thunbergii

Japanese barberry

Invasive

Berberis vulgaris

Common barberry; European barberry

Likely Invasive

Butomnus umbellatus

Flowering rush

Likely Invasive

Cabomba caroliniana

Carolina fanwort; fanwort

Invasive

Cardamine impatiens

Bushy rock-cress; narrowleaf bittercress

Likely Invasive

Carex kobomugi

Japanese sedge; Asiatic sand sedge

Potentially Invasive

Catalpa speciosa

Northern catalpa

Do not list at this time

Celastrus orbiculatus

Oriental bittersweet; Asian or Asiatic bittersweet

Invasive

 

 

 

Centaurea biebersteinii

Spotted knapweed

Likely Invasive

Centaurea maculosa – see Centaurea biebersteinii

 

 

Chaerophyllum sylvestre  – see

    Anthriscus sylvestris

 

 

Cynanchum louiseae

Black swallow-wort; Louise’s swallow-wort

Invasive

Cynanchum nigrum – see Cynanchum louiseae

 

 

Cynanchum rossicum 

European swallow-wort; pale swallow-wort

Likely Invasive

Cytisus scoparius

Scotch broom; English broom

Do not list at this time

Egeria densa

Brazilian water weed, Brazilian elodea

Likely Invasive

Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn olive

Invasive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Russian olive

Do not list at this time

Elodea densa – see Egeria densa

 

 

Epilobium hirsutum

Hairy willow herb; Codlins and cream

Likely Invasive

Euonymus alatus

Winged euonymus; burning bush

Invasive

Euonymus europaeus

European spindletree

Do not list at this time

Euonymus fortunei

Wintercreeper; Climbing spindle-tree

Do not list at this time

Euphorbia cyparissias

Cypress spurge

Likely Invasive

Euphorbia esula

Leafy spurge; wolf's milk

Invasive

Fallopia japonica - see Polygonum cuspidatum

Fallopia sachalinensis - see Polygonum sachalinense 

 

 

Festuca filiformis

Hair fescue; fineleaf sheep fescue

Likely Invasive

Festuca ovina 

Sheep fescue

Do not list at this time

Frangula alnus

European buckthorn; glossy buckthorn

Invasive

Glaucium flavum

Sea or horned poppy; yellow hornpoppy

Invasive

Glyceria maxima

Tall mannagrass; reed mannagrass

Likely Invasive

Hesperis matronalis

Dame’s rocket

Invasive

Heracleum mantegazzianum

Giant hogweed

Likely Invasive

Humulus japonicus

Japanese hops

Likely Invasive

Hydrilla verticillata 

Waterthyme, Florida elodea

Likely Invasive

Iris pseudacorus

Yellow iris

Invasive

Lepidium latifolium

Broad-leaved pepperweed; tall pepperweed

Invasive

Ligustrum obtusifolium

Border privet

Likely Invasive

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 japonica

Japanese honeysuckle

Invasive

Lonicera maackii

Amur honeysuckle

Potentially Invasive. 

Lonicera morrowii

Morrow’s honeysuckle

Invasive

Lonicera tatarica

Tatarian honeysuckle

Likely invasive

Lonicera xylosteum

Dwarf honeysuckle

Do not list at this time

Lonicera x bella [morrowii x tatarica]

Bell’s honeysuckle

Invasive

Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping jenny; moneywort

Invasive

Lythrum salicaria

Purple loosestrife

Invasive

Microstegium vimineum

Japanese stilt grass; Nepalese browntop

Likely Invasive

Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Plume grass; Amur silvergrass

Likely Invasive

Miscanthus sinensis 

Eulalia; Chinese silvergrass

Do not list at this time

Morus alba

White mulberry

Do not list at this time

Myosotis scorpioides

Forget-me-not

Likely Invasive

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Parrot feather; water-feather; Brazilian

water-milfoil

Likely Invasive

Myriophyllum brasiliense - see

   Myriophyllum aquaticum

 

 

Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Variable water-milfoil; two-leaved water-milfoil

Invasive

Myriophyllum spicatum

Eurasian or European water-milfoil; spike water-milfoil

Invasive

Najas minor

Brittle water-nymph; lesser naiad

Likely Invasive

Nasturtium amphibium - see Rorripa amphibia

Nasturtium microphyllum – see

    Rorippa microphylla

 

 

Nasturtium officinale - see Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

Nymphoides peltata

Yellow floating heart

Likely Invasive

Phalaris arundinacea

Reed canary-grass

Invasive

Phellodendron amurense (incl. var. japonicum, var. lavallei, var. sachalinense, P. amurense, P. lavallei, and P. sachalinense)

Amur cork-tree

Likely Invasive

Phragmites australis

Common reed

Invasive

Polygonum cuspidatum

Japanese knotweed; Japanese or Mexican bamboo

Invasive

Polygonum perfoliatum

Mile-a-minute vine or weed; Asiatic tearthumb

Invasive

Polygonum sachalinense 

Giant knotweed

Do not list at this time

Populus alba

White poplar

Do not list at this time

Potamogeton crispus

Crisped pondweed; curly pondweed

Invasive

Pueraria montana  

Kudzu; Japanese arrowroot

Likely Invasive

Pueraria montana var. lobata – see Pueraria montana

 

 

Ranunculus ficaria

Lesser celandine; fig buttercup

Invasive

Ranunculus repens

Creeping buttercup

Likely Invasive

Reynoutria sachalinensis – see

      Polygonum sachalinense

 

 

Reynoutria japonica – see Polygonum cuspidatum

 

 

Rhamnus cathartica

Common buckthorn

Invasive

Rhamnus frangula – see Frangula alnus

 

 

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black locust

Invasive

Rorippa amphibia

Water yellowcress; great yellowcress

Invasive

Rorippa microphylla

Watercress; onerow yellowcress

Do not list at this time

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

Watercress

Do not list at this time

Rosa multiflora

Multiflora rose

Invasive

Rosa rugosa 

Japanese rose; rugosa rose

Do not list at this time

Rubus phoenicolasius

Wineberry; Japanese wineberry; wine raspberry

Likely Invasive

Salix atrocinerea/Salix cinerea

Rusty Willow/Large Gray Willow complex

Invasive

Sedum telephium ssp. telephium

Live-forever; orpine; witch's moneybags

Do not list at this time

Senecio jacobaea

Tansy ragwort; stinking Willie

Likely Invasive

Sisymbrium amphibium - see Rorripa

    amphibia

 

 

Trapa natans

Water-chestnut

Invasive

Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot

Likely Invasive

Verbascum thapsus

Common mullein; flannel mullein;

Do not list at this time

 

velvet plant

 

Vincetoxicum nigrum – see

Cynanchum nigrum

 

 

Vincetoxicum rossicum – Cynanchum rossicum

 

 

 

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