Which plants are invasive in Georgia?


Here are some plants that people have found to be invasive in their yards:

Burning Bush -- Euonymus

Caroline Jessamine -- Gelsemium

Catnip -- Nepeta cataria

Chameleon Plant -- Houttuynia cordata

Chinese Privet -- Ligustrum sinense

Creeping Jenny -- Lysimachia nummularia

Crown Vetch -- Coronilla varia

English Ivy, Common Ivy -- Hedera helix

Goldenrain Tree -- Koelreuteria bipinnata

Golden Bamboo -- Phyllostachys aurea

Honeysuckle -- Lonicera, Lonicera japonica

Liriope, Lily turf -- Liriope

Mint -- Mentha

Miscanthus, silvergrass -- Miscanthus

Mirabilis -- four o'clocks, Marvel of Peru

Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo -- Nandina

Oxalis, Wood sorrel -- Oxalis

Orange Daylily, Common Daylily -- Hemerocallis fulva

Oregon Grape -- Mahonia japonica

Periwinkle -- Vinca

Pink Evening Primrose -- Oenothera speciosa

Queen Anne's Lace -- Daucus carota

Soapwort, Bouncing Bet -- Saponaria officinalis

Salvia uliginosa -- Salvia uliginosa

Strobilanthes -- Mexican petunia

Sweet Autumn Clematis -- Clematis terniflora, C. maximowicziana

Thistle -- many different types

Tickseed -- Coreopsis

Water celery, American eelgrass -- Vallisneria americana

Wild Strawberry -- Fragaria vesca

Wild violets -- Viola

Wisteria -- Wisteria

You may be able to find photos of these by looking them up on gardenweb's Hortiplex.

Celeste posted this bit of wisdom to our forum:

The difference between fast grower and invasive is: whether you like it or not.

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