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