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: 28 |
Classified as invasive in:
Taxon name Family Life form Origin EU
Ailanthus altissima Simaroubaceae M Asia
Epilobium ciliatum Onagraceae H North America
Fallopia japonica Polygonaceae G Asia
Berberis thunbergii Berberidaceae N Asia
Senecio inaequidens Asteraceae S South Africa
Artemisia verlotiorum Asteraceae H Asia
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Asteraceae T North America
Bidens frondosa Asteraceae T North America
Robinia pseudoacacia Fabaceae M North America
Broussonetia papyrifera Moraceae M Asia
Solidago gigantea Asteraceae H North America
Cuscuta campestris Cuscutaceae T North America
Buddleja davidii Scrophulariaceae N Asia
Erigeron annuus Asteraceae T North America
Acer negundo Aceraceae M North America
Lonicera japonica Caprifoliaceae  N E-Asia
Dittrichia graveolens Asteraceae T Mediterranean
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Vitaceae N North America
Fallopia x bohemica Polygonaceae G Hybrid
Physocarpus opulifolius Rosaceae N North America
Fallopia sachalinensis Polygonaceae G Asia
Sporobolus neglectus Poaceae T North America
Helianthus tuberosus Asteraceae G North America
Duchesnea indica Rosaceae H Asia
Rudbeckia laciniata Asteraceae H North America
Solidago canadensis Aceraceae H North America
Lupinus polyphyllus Fabaceae H North America
Impatiens glandulifera Balsaminaceae T India ‚úĒ