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: 14 |
Classified as invasive in:
Taxon name Family Life form Origin EU
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Asteraceae T North America
Robinia pseudoacacia Fabaceae M North America
Solidago gigantea Asteraceae H North America
Solidago canadensis Aceraceae H North America
Lupinus polyphyllus Fabaceae H North America
Impatiens glandulifera Balsaminaceae T India
Ailanthus altissima Simaroubaceae M Asia
Fallopia japonica Polygonaceae G Asia
Fallopia sachalinensis Polygonaceae G Asia
Bunias orientalis Brassicaceae H W-Asia, E-Europe
Senecio inaequidens Asteraceae S South Africa
Rosa rugosa Rosaceae N E-Asia
Fallopia x bohemica Polygonaceae G Hybrid
Heracleum mantegazzianum Apiaceae H Caucasus