2455 thumb Invasive Exotic Plants of North Carolina

A comprehensive list of all plants the state of North Carolina or other government and environmental agencies deem to be invasive or potentially invasive.
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Japanese Climbing Fern 1
Lygodium japonicum
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Climbing Maidenhair 2
Lygodium microphyllum
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Giant Salvinia 3
Salvinia molesta
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Bush Clover 4
Lespedeza bicolor
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Sericea/Chinese Bushclover 5
Lespedeza cuneata
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Thunberg's Lespedeza 6
Lespedeza thunbergii
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Crown Vetch 7
Securigera varia
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Korean Clover (Korean Lespedeza) 8
Kummerowia stipulacea
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Japanese Clover 9
Kummerowia striata
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Mimosa 10
Albizia julibrissin
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Japanese Wisteria 11
Wisteria floribunda
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Chinese Wisteria 12
Wisteria sinensis
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Common Vetch 13
Vicia sativa
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White sweetclover 14
Melilotus albus
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Yellow Sweet Clover 15
Melilotus officinalis
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Kudzu 16
Pueraria montana
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Jetbead 17
Rhodotypos scandens
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Wineberry 18
Rubus phoenicolasius
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Japanese Spiraea 19
Spiraea japonica var. fortunei
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Macartney's Rose 20
Rosa bracteata
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Cherokee Rose 21
Rosa laevigata
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Multiflora Rose 22
Rosa multiflora
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Glossy Buckthorn 24
Frangula alnus
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Paper Mulberry 25
Broussonetia papyrifera
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Hairy Crabweed 26
Fatoua villosa
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White Mulberry 27
Morus alba
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New Zealand Pygmyweed 28
Crassula helmsii
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Japanese hop 29
Humulus japonicus
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Russian Olive 30
Elaeagnus angustifolia
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Thorny Olive 31
Elaeagnus pungens
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Autumn Olive 32
Elaeagnus umbellata
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Creeping-Jenny 28
Lysimachia nummularia
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Bigleaf Periwinkle 33
Vinca major
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Lesser Periwinkle 34
Vinca minor
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Oriental Lady's Thumb 35
Persicaria longiseta
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Redshank (Lady's Thumb) 24
Persicaria maculosa
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Mile-a-minute-weed 36
Persicaria perfoliata
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Japanese Knotweed 37
Reynoutria japonica (fallopia japonica)
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Common Chickweed 38
Stellaria media
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Saltcedar 39
Tamarix ramosissima
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Alligator Weed 40
Alternanthera philoxeroides
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Winged Euonymus 41
Euonymus alatus
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Winter Creeper 42
Euonymus fortunei
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Oriental Bittersweet 43
Celastrus orbiculatus
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Oriental false hawksbeard 44
Youngia japonica
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Cornflower 45
Centaurea cyanus
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Spotted Knapweed 39
Centaurea stoebe
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Chicory 46
Cichorium intybus
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Field Thistle 47
Cirsium arvense
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Bull Thistle 48
Cirsium vulgare
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Groundsel Tree 49
Baccharis halimifolia
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Mugwort 50
Artemisia vulgaris
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Broad-winged Thistle 51
Carduus acanthoides
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Musk Thistle 52
Carduus nutans
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Yellow Salsify 53
Tragopogon dubius
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Coltsfoot 54
Tussilago farfara
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Spiny Cocklebur 21
Xanthium spinosum
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Rough Cocklebur 27
Xanthium strumarium
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Ragwort 28
Jacobaea vulgaris
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Crested Floating Heart 55
Nymphoides cristata
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Trifoliate Orange 56
Poncirus trifoliata
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Chinaberry 57
Melia azedarach
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Tree of Heaven 58
Ailanthus altissima
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Norway Maple 59
Acer platanoides
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Balloon Vine 60
Cardiospermum halicacabum
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Water Chestnut 61
Trapa natans
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Creeping Water Primrose 62
Ludwigia grandiflora
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Purple Loosestrife 63
Lythrum salicaria
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Sawtooth Oak 64
Quercus acutissima
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Corn Gromwell 65
Buglossoides arvensis
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Viper's-Bugloss 66
Echium vulgare
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Princess Tree 67
Paulownia tomentosa
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Great Mullein 68
Verbascum thapsus
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Butterfly Bush 69
Buddleja davidii
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common broomrape 70
Orobanche minor
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Japanese Privet 71
Ligustrum japonicum
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Glossy Privet 2
Ligustrum lucidum
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Border Privet 27
Ligustrum obtusifolium
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Garden Privet (California Privet) 72
Ligustrum ovalifolium
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Chinese Privet 73
Ligustrum sinense
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Common Privet 74
Ligustrum vulgare
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Beefsteak Plant 16
Perilla frutescens frutescens
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Florida Betony 75
Stachys floridana
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Ground Ivy 76
Glechoma hederacea
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Carpet Bugle 28
Ajuga reptans
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Beach Vitex 77
Vitex rotundifolia
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Ivy-leaved Speedwell 78
Veronica hederifolia
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Lesser Celandine 15
Ficaria verna
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Autumn Clematis 79
Clematis terniflora
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Heavenly Bamboo 80
Nandina domestica
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Thunberg's Barberry 81
Berberis thunbergii
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Mahonia 82
Mahonia bealei
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Five-leaf Akebia 4
Akebia quinata
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Bittersweet Nightshade 83
Solanum dulcamara
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Tropical Soda-Apple 84
Solanum viarum
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Cypress Vine 2
Ipomoea quamoclit
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Winter Honeysuckle 85
Lonicera fragrantissima
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Japanese Honeysuckle 86
Lonicera japonica
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Bush Honeysuckle 56
Lonicera maackii

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