invasive plants, goutweed

INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT

The FRCC works with local groups, landowners, and others interested in controlling non-native invasive plants.

Why are we concerned about invasive plants? Part of FRCC's mission is to protect and enhance the values for which the Farmington River was designated Wild & Scenic - free-flowing water, high water quality, special scenic, recreational and habitat features. Native habitat is important to protect for many species.

Our Botanist has been leading the Invasives Program for FRCC for several years. She is available to consult with anyone interested in helping to stop the spread of invasive plants within our five-town W&S area.

Please contact FRCC if you are interested in working with us to stop the spread of invasive plants, or to report a suspected outbreak in your neighborhood or property.

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Invasive and Potentially Invasive Plants of The

Wild and Scenic West Branch Farmington River

E. Corrigan

Updated: 22 June 2020

 

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME*

1

Amur Honeysuckle

Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Herder

2

Autumn Olive

Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.

3

Bishop’s Goutweed

Aegopodium podagraria L.

4

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia L.

5

Black Swallowwort

Cyanchum louiseae Kartesz & Gandhi

6

Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb.

7

Cheatgrass, Downy Brome+

Bromus tectorum L.

8

Coltsfoot

Tussilago farfara L.

9

Common Reed

Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud

10

Crested Late-summer Mint+

Elsholtzia ciliata (Thunb.) Hyl.

11

Cypress Spurge

Euphorbia cyparissias L.

12

Dame’s Rocket

Hesperis matronalis L.

13

European Buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica L.

14

Forget-me-not

Myosotis scorpioides L.

15

Garlic Mustard

Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande

16

Glossy Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula L.

17

Japanese Barberry

Berberis thunbergii DC.

18

Japanese Hops

Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc.

19

Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) R. Decr.

20

Japanese Stiltgrass

Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus

21

Lesser Celandine

Ranunculus ficaria L.

22

Moneywort

Lysimachia nummularia L.

23

Mugwort

Artemisia vulgaris L.

24

Multiflora Rose

Rosa multiflora Thunb.

25

Narrowleaf Bittercress

Cardamine impatiens L.

26

Norway Maple

Acer platanoides L.

27

Oriental Bittersweet

Celastrus orbiculatus Thun.

28

Privet+

Ligustrum cf. obtusifolium Sieb. & Zucc.

29

Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria L.

30

Ragged Robin

Silene flos-cuculi (L.) Greuter & Burdet

31

Reed Canarygrass

Phalaris arudinacea L.

32

Sheep Sorrel+

Rumex acetosella L.

33

shrub honeysuckle

Lonicera sp.

34

Slender Snake-cotton

Froelichia gracilis (Hook.) Moq.

35

Spotted Knapweed

Centaurea stoebe L. ssp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek

36

Tree-of-heaven

Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle

37

Yellow Iris

Iris pseudacorus L.


* Retrieved [June 20 , 2020], from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) (http://www.itis.gov).

+ Potentially Invasive