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: 24 |
Classified as invasive in:
Taxon name Family Life form Origin EU
Amelanchier confusa Rosaceae N Not known
Amelanchier spicata Rosaceae N North America
Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. carpatica Fabaceae H Europe
Cerastium tomentosum Caryophyllaceae C S-Europe
Conyza canadensis Asteraceae T North America
Fallopia japonica Polygonaceae G Asia
Heracleum mantegazzianum Apiaceae H Caucasus
Heracleum persicum Apiaceae H W-Asia
Impatiens glandulifera Balsaminaceae T India
Impatiens parviflora Balsaminaceae T Asia
Lamium galeobdolon Lamiaceae C Cultivated plant
Lonicera involucrata Caprifoliaceae N North America
Lupinus polyphyllus Fabaceae H North America
Medicago sativa ssp. sativa Fabaceae H Asia
Phedimus spurius Crassulaceae C Caucasus
Rosa rugosa Rosaceae N E-Asia
Sambucus racemosa Caprifoliaceae N Europe
Senecio inaequidens Asteraceae S South Africa
Senecio leucanthemifolius Asteraceae T E-Europe, W-Asia
Solidago canadensis Aceraceae H North America
Solidago gigantea Asteraceae H North America
Spiraea x billardii Rosaceae N Hybrid
Trifolium pratense subsp. sativum Fabaceae H Europe
Verbascum speciosum Scrophulariaceae H Europe