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Species Information

Below is an alphabetical listing (by scientific name) of some of the invasive species in our region. (Click on the column header to sort by that column).

Tier 4 - Widespread species are common in this region as well as in most surrounding areas.
Tier 3 - Established species are relatively widespread throughout the region but may not be present in neighboring regions.
Tier 2 - Emerging species are not yet widespread in the region but may be locally common.
Tier 1 - Threat species not yet reported in the region.

Species (Scientific)sort descending Species (Common) Status Type Websites
Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Tier 4 - Widespread GISP/ISSP , GoBotany,, Global Invasive Species Database, United States Forest Service
Rosa multiflora Multiflora rose Tier 4 - Widespread GISP/ISSP , GoBotany,, Global Invasive Species Database, National Park Service
Rubus phoenicolasius Wineberry Tier 4 - Widespread Gobotany, IPANE, NYIS, National Park Service
Salix atrocinerea Large gray willow Tier 2 - Emerging
Salvia glutinosa Jupiter's distaff, Sticky sage Tier 2 - Emerging
Silphium perfoliatum Cup-plant, Rosinweed Tier 2 - Emerging
Spiraea japonica Japanese spiraea, Japanese meadowsweet Tier 5 - Watch
Symplocos paniculata Sapphireberry Tier 2 - Emerging
Tamarix ssp. (T. chinensis, T. parviflora, T. ramossima) Saltcedar, Tamarisk Tier 1 - Threat
Trapa natans Water Chestnut Tier 3 - Established GISP/ISSP, GoBotany, IPANE, Global Invasive Species Database
Ulmus pumila Siberian elm Tier 3 - Established
Viburnum dilatatum Linden arrowwood Tier 2 - Emerging
Viburnum lantana Wayfaring-tree Tier 5 - Watch
Viburnum opulus European cranberry bush, Guelder rose Tier 5 - Watch
Viburnum plicatum Japanese snowball Tier 2 - Emerging
Viburnum sieboldii Siebold's arrowwood Tier 2 - Emerging
Vinca minor Common periwinkle, Lesser periwinkle Tier 5 - Watch
Vitex rotundifolia Beach vitex, Roundleaf chastetree Tier 1 - Threat
Wisteria floribunda Japanese wisteria Tier 2 - Emerging
Wisteria sinensis Chinese wisteria Tier 2 - Emerging