Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Invasive Categories

Invasive Species Categorized by Life Form

This page is an alternative way to locate your invasive species of interest. The species listed on the Priority Species and Early Detection Species pages are reorganized here using plant categories known as life forms . The groupings generally increase by plant size going down the page, and include aquatic species, grasses, herbs and forbs, vines, shrubs and trees. Click on the common species name to take you to the specific page for that invasive species.


Category
Common Name
Genus-Species Name

Aquatic Species

Egeria densa
Myriophyllum spicatum
Hydrilla verticillata
Trapa natans

Grasses

Phragmites australis
Microstegium vimineum

Herbs/Forbs

Lepidium latifolium L.
Ranunculus repens L.
Ficaria verna Huds.
Alliaria petiolata
Heracleum mantegazzianum
Cardamine impatiens
Lythrum salicaria
Centaurea stoebe
Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort.
Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm.

Shrubs

Elaeagnus umbellata
Euonymus alatus
Lonucera maackii, Lonicera morrowii, Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera x bella
Frangula alnus
Berberis thunbergii
Fallopia japonica
Rosa multiflora
Rubus phoenicolasius Maxim.

Trees

Phellodendron amurense
Pyrus calleryana Dcne.
Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
Salix atrocinerea (L.) Gaertn.) and Gray Willow (S.cinerea (L.) Gaertn.
Ailanthus altissima

Vines

Cynanchum louiseae syn: Cynanchum nigrum
Pueraria montana ssp. lobata
Persicaria perfoliata
Celastrus orbiculatus