Invasive, Exotic Plants of the Southeast
Porcelain-berry climbs over native vegetation.
This table contains a list of selected invasive, exotic species that are causing particular problems for native plants or wildlife in the Southeast. Without natural checks, an exotic species can invade the native habitat, crowd out native plants, and reduce the diversity of foods available to birds and other wildlife. When at all possible, these plants should be removed from the landscape and replaced with native plants. Use this list to identify the invasive, exotic plants in your landscape. Click on the plant name to get a detailed description and photograph of each plant. Each invasive plant description contains information on how to control the plant in you home landscape
using cultural methods (e.g., pulling or mowing) or herbicides. See the
Guide to Using Glyphosate in the Home Landscape for more on its safe
and appropriate use to control invasive plants. The Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council and the NC Botanial Garden provide additional information on ecology and management of invasive plants of the Southeast.
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