Invasive Plants

The List of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern (EU Regulation 1143/2014) and national lists of invasive alien plants from each study country (see Project > Literature) formed the basis for the list of invasive alien plants along roadsides. The species were checked for their occurrence and spread along roadsides. All information needed was gathered from the original source (i.e. the national lists), by an extensive literature search, floristic databases, and expert consultation.

Total: 12 |
Classified as invasive in:
Taxon name Family Life form Origin EU
Prunus laurocerasus Rosaceae N Caucasus
Persicaria wallichii Polygonaceae G Himalaya
Rhododendron ponticum Ericaceae N Caucasus
Fallopia japonica Polygonaceae G Asia
Buddleja davidii Scrophulariaceae N Asia
Fallopia x bohemica Polygonaceae G Hybrid
Fallopia sachalinensis Polygonaceae G Asia
Clematis vitalba Ranunculaceae N Europe
Allium triquetrum Alliaceae G W-Europe
Heracleum mantegazzianum Apiaceae H Caucasus
Impatiens glandulifera Balsaminaceae T India
Gunnera tinctoria Gunneraceae G South America