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