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 Norway maple
Ailanthus altissima tree of heaven
Alliaria petiolata garlic mustad
Ampelopsis glandulosa
Aralia elata Japanese angelica tree
Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental bittersweet
Centaurea maculosa spotted knapweed
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle
Dipsacus fullonum wild teasel
Elaeagnus umbellata Japanese silverberry
Euonymus alatus winged spindle
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle
Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife
Microstegium vimineum Japanese stiltgrass
Miscanthus sinensis maiden silvergrass
Ranunculus ficaria lesser celandine
Reynoutria japonica Asian knotweed
Rhamnus cathartica buckthorn
Robinia pseudoacacia black locust
Rosa multiflora multiflora rose
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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