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Exhibit 13-4: Selective List of Invasive or Potentially Invasive Ornamental Plants
Invasive Species (Do Not Plant)
Species Common Name
Acer platanoides Norway maple
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore maple
Ailanthus altissima Tree of heaven
Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental bittersweet; Asian or Asiatic bittersweet
Elaeagnus umbellata Autumn olive
Euonymus alatus Winged euonymus, burning bush
Frangula alnus European buckthorn, glossy buckthorn
Hesperis matronalis Dame's rocket
Iris pseudacorus Yellow iris
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera morrowii Morrow's honeysuckle
Lonicera x bella [morrowii xtatarica] Bell's honeysuckle
Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife
Phalaris arundinacea Reed canary-grass
Phragmites australis Common reed
Rhamnus cathartica Common buckthorn
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust
Rosa multiflora Multiflora rose
Likely Invasive (Do Not Use)
Species Common Name
Berberis vulgaris Common barberry; European barberry
Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress spurge
Ligustrum obtusifolium Border privet
Lonicera tatarica Tatarian honeysuckle
Miscanthus sacchariflorus Plume grass; Amur silvergrass
Likely Invasive (Do Not Use)
Species Common Name
Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle

Source: "The Evaluation of Non-Native Plant Species for Invasiveness in Massachusetts," Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, 2005

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