List of invasive plant species in New Jersey

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Spring in Duke Island Park showing invasive lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)

Numerous plants have been introduced to the US state of New Jersey in the last four hundred years, and many of them have become invasive species that compete with the native plants and suppress their growth. Duke Farms identified 55 invasive species on its property and investigates methods to control them. Major invaders are:[1]

Picture Scientific Name Common Name
Acer platanoides 1aJPG.jpg
Acer platanoides Norway maple
Ailanthus altissima tree of heaven
Alliaria petiolata marais-belloy-sur-somme 80 26042007 3.jpg
Alliaria petiolata garlic mustad
Ampelopsis glandulosa
Aralia elata en fleur4081.jpg
Aralia elata Japanese angelica tree
Berberis thunb frt.jpg
Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry
Celastrus orbiculatus.jpg
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental bittersweet
Centaurea maculosa Bozeman.jpg
Centaurea maculosa spotted knapweed
Cirsium arvense with Bees Richard Bartz.jpg
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle
Dipsacus fullonum1.jpg
Dipsacus fullonum wild teasel
Elaeagnus umbellata1.jpg
Elaeagnus umbellata Japanese silverberry
2014-11-11 14 33 05 Euonymus alatus foliage during autumn along Idaho Street in Elko, Nevada.jpg
Euonymus alatus winged spindle
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii 2.jpg
Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle
Lythrum salicaria - harilik kukesaba.jpg
Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife
Microstegium viminium specimen.jpg
Microstegium vimineum Japanese stiltgrass
Japanese pampas grass ススキの穂波PB080105.jpg
Miscanthus sinensis maiden silvergrass
Flowers (2425723494) cropped.jpg
Ranunculus ficaria lesser celandine
Reynoutria japonica in Brastad 1.jpg
Reynoutria japonica Asian knotweed
Illustration of Rhamnus catharticus 63-cropped.png
Rhamnus cathartica buckthorn
Robinia pseudoacacia black locust
Rosa multiflora multiflora rose
Japanse wijnbes rijpe vruchten.jpg
Rubus phoenicolasius Japanese wineberry

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  1. ^ Invasive Plant Field Guide Archived 2014-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. Duke Farms.

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