Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

Proposed Exotic Pest Plant Species for Georgia

Tim R. Murphy
Crop and Soil Sciences Department
The University of Georgia

Information on how the list was developed.

Top ten exotic pest plants in Georgia.

Common Name Scientific Name
Kudzu Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.
Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Lour.
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb.
Hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle
Chinese tallow tree Triadica sebifera (L.) Small
Nepalese browntop Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus
Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carr. ex A.& C. Rivière
Autumn olive (silverberry) Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC.
mimosa Albizia julibrissin Durazz.

Other Important Exotic Pest Plants

Common Name Scientific Name
Alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxerioides
Benghal dayflower Commelina benghalensis
Bermudagrass, common Cynodon dactylon
cogongrass Imperata cylindrica
Chinaberry Melia azedarach
Chinese silvergrass (zebragrass) Miscanthus sinensis
Common broomrape Oranbanche minor
English ivy Hedera helix
French tamarix (salt-cedar) Tamarix gallica
Giant reed Arundo donax
Itchgrass Rottboellia cochinchinensis
Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum
Japanese knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum
Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense
Lespedeza, bicolor Lespedeza bicolor
Lespedeza, sericea Lespedeza cuneata
Multiflora rose Rosa multiflora
Musk thistle Carduus nutans
Nandina Nandina domestica
parrotfeather Myriophyllum aquaticum
Phragmites (common reed) Phragmites australis
Paulownia (Princess-tree, Empress-tree) Paulownia tomentosa
Queen Anne's Lace (Wild carrot) Daucus carota
rattlebush (rattlebox) Sesbania punicea
Salvinia, giant
Salvinia, ??
Salvinia, ??
Salvinia, ??
Salvinia molesta
Salvinia auriculata
Salvinia biloba
Salvinia herzogii
Tall fescue Festuca arundinacea
Tall vervain Verbena bonariensis
Torpedograss Panicum repens
Tropical soda apple Solanum viarum
Water hyacinth Eichornia crassipes
Wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei
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