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.
List is sorted by taxonomy for easy comparison between similar species. To sort by threat severity, see the Tags. ...more ↓

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

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