Northeast

 

Ailanthus altissima

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Acer negundo Box elder The Nashua Conservation Commission; New Jersey Audubon Society
Amelanchier arborea Downy serviceberry Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Amelanchier canadensis Canadian serviceberry Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Fraxinus americana White ash New Jersey Audubon Society
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green ash New Jersey Audubon Society
Ostrya virginiana Ironwood The Nashua Conservation Commission
Sassafras albidum Sassafras The Nashua Conservation Commission

 

Alliaria petiolata 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Alliaria periolata (garlic mustard)
Dryopteris intermedia Intermediate woodfern New Jersey Audubon Society
Dryopteris marginalis Marginal woodfern New Jersey Audubon Society
Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern New Jersey Audubon Society
Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District;New Jersey Audubon Society

 

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
(porcelainberry)
Cornus racemosa Gray dogwood The United States National Arboretum
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet honeysuckle The Nashua Conservation Commission
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper The United States National Arboretum; The Nashua Conservation Commission
Viburnum nudum Swamp haw viburnum The United States National Arboretum

 

Berberis thunbergii 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Clethra alnifolia Coastal sweetpepperbush Connecticut River Coastal Conservation DistrictNew Jersey Audubon Society
Cornus amomum Silky dogwood Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District; The Nashua Conservation Commission
Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. Johnswort The United States National Arboretum
Ilex verticillata Winder bayberry U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District; The United States National Arboretum; Connecticut Invasive Species Working Group; The Nashua Conservation Commission
Lindera benzoin Northern spicebush New Jersey Audubon Society
Morella pensylvanica Bayberry U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District; Connecticut Invasive Species Working Group; The Nashua Conservation CommissionNew Jersey Audubon Society
Physocarpus opulifolius Common ninebark The Nashua Conservation Commission
Rosa carolina Carolina rose New Jersey Audubon Society
Rosa palustris Swamp rose New Jersey Audubon Society
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceConnecticut Invasive Species Working GroupNew Jersey Audubon Society

Butomus umbellatus 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Butomus umbellatus (flowering rush)
Eleocharis palustris Common spikerush Marginal Penn State Extension

Carassius auratus

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Carassius auratus (goldfish)
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden shiner Penn State Extension

Celastrus orbiculatus 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Celastrus orbiculatus (oriental bittersweet)
Celastrus scandens American bitersweet The United States National Arboretum; The Nashua Conservation Commission
Clematis virginiana Virgin’s bower Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet honeysuckle Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Rosa virginiana Virginia rose The United States National Arboretum
Vitis labrusca Fox grape Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District

Cyprinus carpio 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Cyprinus carpio (koi)
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow, Rosy-red strain Penn State Extension

Egeria densa 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Egeria densa (Brazilian elodea)
Elodea canadensis American waterweed Submerged The Nashua Conservation CommissionPenn State Extension

Eichhornia azurea

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Eichhornia azurea (anchored water hyacinth)
Nuphar lutea Spatterdock Floating Penn State Extension

Eichhornia crassipes 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth)
Nuphar lutea Spatterdock Floating Penn State Extension

Hydrilla verticillata 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Hydrilla verticillata (hydrilla)
Ceratophyllum demersum Coontail Submerged Penn State Extension
Elodea canadensis American waterweed Submerged U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ipomoea aquatica 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Ipomoea aquatica (water spinach)
Nymphaea odorata Fragrant water lily Floating Penn State Extension

Iris pseudoacorus 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Iris pseudoacorus
(yellow water-flag)
Iris versicolor Blue flag iris Marginal Penn State Extension

Lagarosiphon major

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Lagarosiphon major (oxygen weed)
Elodea canadensis Elodea Submerged Penn State Extension

Lespedeza cuneata 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Lespedeza cuneata (Chinese bush clover)
Elymus virginicus Virginia wild rye New Jersey Audubon Society
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem New Jersey Audubon Society
Senna hebecarpa American senna New Jersey Audubon Society

Lonicera japonica 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Clethra alnifolia Coastal sweetpepperbush New Jersey Audubon Society
Lindera benzoin Northern spicebush The United States National Arboretum;New Jersey Audubon Society
Lonicera dioica Limber honeysuckle U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lonicera sempervirens Trumpet Honeysuckle U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; The United States National Arboretum; The Nashua Conservation Commission;New Jersey Audubon Society
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry The United States National Arboretum;New Jersey Audubon Society
Viburnum dentatum Southern arrowwood The United States National Arboretum;New Jersey Audubon Society

Lonicera morrowii 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Lonicera morrowii (morrow honeysuckle)
Lonicera morrowii Gray dogwood The Nashua Conservation Commission
Lindera benzoin Northern spicebush The United States National Arboretum; The Nashua Conservation Commission;New Jersey Audubon Society
Morella pensylvanica Bayberry The Nashua Conservation Commission
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry The United States National Arboretum;New Jersey Audubon Society
Viburnum dentatum Southern arrowwood The United States National Arboretum; The Nashua Conservation CommissionNew Jersey Audubon Society

Lonicera tatarica 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Lonicera tatarica (tartarian honeysuckle)
Cornus racemosa Gray dogwood The Nashua Conservation Commission
Lindera benzoin Norther spicebush The Nashua Conservation CommissionNew Jersey Audubon Society
Morella pensylvanica Bayberry The Nashua Conservation Commission
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry New Jersey Audubon Society
Viburnum dentatum Southern arrowwood The Nashua Conservation CommissionNew Jersey Audubon Society

Lythrum salicaria

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District; The United States National ArboretumConnecticut Invasive Species Working Group
Clethra alnifolia Coastal sweetpepperbush The United States National Arboretum
Eupatorium dubium Joe-pye weed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District; Connecticut Invasive Species Working GroupNew Jersey Audubon Society
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinalflower New Jersey Audubon Society
Physostegia virginiana Obedient plant The Nashua Conservation Commission;New Jersey Audubon Society
Polygonum lapathifolium Curlytop knotweed New Jersey Audubon Society
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed Free floating Penn State Extension
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-headed coneflower The United States National Arboretum
Verbena hastata Swamp verbena New Jersey Audubon Society

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrot’s feather watermilfoil)
Ceratophyllum demersum Coontail Submerged Penn State Extension

Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Myriophyllum heterophyllum
(variable milfoil)
Potamogeton nodosus Longleaf pondweed Submerged The Nashua Conservation Commission

Myriophyllum spicatum

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Myriophyllum spicatum (European watermilfoil)
Elodea canadensis Elodea Submerged Penn State Extension

Nymphoides peltata

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Nymphoides peltata (yellow floating heart)
Nuphar lutea Spatterdock Floating Penn State Extension

Phragmites australis

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Phragmites australis (common reed)
Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Carex scoparia Broom sedge Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Salix discolor Pussy willow Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District

Pistia stratiotes 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce)
Potamogeton natans Floating leaf pondweed Submerged Penn State Extension

Polygonum cuspidatum

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Polygonum cuspidatum
(Japanese knotweed)
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Clethra alnifolia Coastal sweetpepperbush New Jersey Audubon Society
Cornus amomum Silky dogwood New Jersey Audubon Society
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common boneset Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Lindera benzoin Norther spicebush Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
 Salix discolor Pussy willow Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
 Salix sericea  Silky willow Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
 Sambucus racemosa Red elderberry Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District

Populus alba 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Populus alba (white popular)
Acer rubrum Red maple The Nashua Conservation Commission
Quercus alba White oak The Nashua Conservation Commission

 

Ranunculus ficaria

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Ranunculus ficaria (fig buttercup)
Geranium maculatum Spotted geranium New Jersey Audubon Society
Packera aurea Golden ragwort The United States National Arboretum
Tiarella cordifolia Heartleaf foamflower New Jersey Audubon Society

 

Rhamnus frangula 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Rhamnus frangula (glossy buckthorn)
Aronia melanocarpa Black chokeberry The Nashua Conservation Commission
Cornus amomum Silky dogwood The Nashua Conservation Commission
Cornus racemosa Gray dogwood The Nashua Conservation Commission
Hamamelis virginiana American witch-hazel The Nashua Conservation Commission
Physocarpus opulifolius Common ninebark The Nashua Conservation Commission
Viburnum dentatum Southern arrowwood The Nashua Conservation Commission
Viburnum lentago Nannyberry The Nashua Conservation Commission
Viburnum recognitum Southern arrowwood The Nashua Conservation Commission

Rosa multiflora 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Rosa multiflora (mulitiflora rose)
Clethra alnifolia Coastal sweetpepperbush Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Ilex verticillata Winter bayberry Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District
Rosa carolina Carolina rose U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceNew Jersey Audubon Society
Rosa palustris Swamp rose Connecticut River Coastal Conservation DistrictNew Jersey Audubon Society
Rosa virginiana Virginia rose U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rubus allegheniensis Allegheny blackberry New Jersey Audubon Society
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District

Rubus phoenicolasius

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Rubus phoenicolasius
(wineberry)
Aronia melanocarpa Black chokeberry New Jersey Audubon Society
Ilex verticillata Winter bayberry New Jersey Audubon Society
Lindera benzoin Northern spicebush New Jersey Audubon Society
Rubus allegheniensis Allegheny blackberry New Jersey Audubon Society

Trapa natans 

Invader Scientific and Common Name Alternative Scientific Name Alternative Common Name Plant Type Sources
Trapa natans (water chestnut)
Potamogeton natans Floating leaf pondweed Submerged Penn State Extension