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: 20 |
Classified as invasive in:
Taxon name Family Life form Origin EU
Ailanthus altissima Simaroubaceae M Asia
Matricaria discoidea Asteraceae T North America
Fallopia japonica Polygonaceae G Asia
Panicum dichotomiflorum Poaceae T North America
Senecio inaequidens Asteraceae S South Africa
Pinus sylvestris Pinaceae M S-Europe
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Asteraceae T North America
Prunus serotina Rosaceae M North America
Solidago gigantea Asteraceae H North America
Fallopia x bohemica Polygonaceae G Hybrid
Fallopia sachalinensis Polygonaceae G Asia
Solidago canadensis Aceraceae H North America
Rosa rugosa Rosaceae N E-Asia
Acer pseudoplatanus Aceraceae M Europe, W-Asia
Amelanchier lamarckii Rosaceae N North America
Conyza canadensis Asteraceae T North America
Epilobium ciliatum Onagraceae H North America
Oenothera biennis Onagraceae H North America
Heracleum mantegazzianum Apiaceae H Caucasus
Impatiens glandulifera Balsaminaceae T India