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Species Factsheets

The following are some of the most troublesome species in Virginia. Click on any of the highlighted species to view, save and/or print a fact sheet in .PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Reader to read these factsheets.

Alligatorweed - Alternanthera philoxeroides
Aneilima - Murdannia keisak
Asiatic sand-sedge - Carex kobomugi
Autumn Olive & Russian Olive - Elaeagnus umbellata, E. angustifolia
Bush honeysuckles - Lonicera spp.
Canada-thistle - Cirsium arvense
Chinese lespedeza - Lespedeza cuneata
Chinese privet - Ligustrum sinense
Common reed - Phragmites australis
Crown-vetch - Coronilla varia
Eurasian water-milfoil - Myriophyllum spicatum
Garlic mustard - Alliaria petiolata
Hydrilla - Hydrilla verticillata
Japanese honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica
Japanese knotweed - Polygonum cuspidatum
Japanese stiltgrass - Microstegium viminium
Johnson-grass - Sorghum halpense
Kudzu-vine - Pueraria lobata
Mile-a-minute - Polygonum perfoliatum
Multiflora rose - Rosa multiflora
Oriental bittersweet - Celastrus orbiculatus
Parrots feather - Myriophyllum aquaticum
Porcelain-berry - Ampelopsis brevipendunculata
Purple loosestrife - Lythrum salicaria
Spotted knapweed - Centaurea maculosa
Tree of heaven - Ailanthus altissima
Wavyleaf Grass - Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius
Winged burning bush - Euonymus alatus

Other Publications

Invasive Alien Plant Species List
Managing Invasives in Natural Areas, Parks and Small Woodlands