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