Other Invasive Plants

There are plenty of other invasives to get out of Richmond!  The species listed below are some of the fairly common ones around town;  this list is certainly not comprehensive. Though the probem with ivy may be more visible, preventing the spread of other invasives is just as important.

Click on the pictures at right for more information about specific plants…


Lonicera japonica,  Japanese  honeysuckleporcelain berry

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata,  porcelain berry

Humulus japonicus, Japanese hops

Pueraria lobata, kudzu

Euonymus fortunei,  wintercreeper

Celastrus orbiculatus,  Oriental bittersweet

Wisteria Sinensis, Chinese wisteria

Vinca minor and Vinca major,  common periwinkles

Shrubsmultiflora rose

Ligustrum sinense,  Chinese privet

Euonymus alatus,  bruning bush

Elaeagnus umbellata, autunm olive

Polygonum cuspidatum, Japanese knotweed

Rosa multiflora, multiflora rose

Treestree of heaven

Acer plataniodes, Norway maple

Ailanthus altissima,  Tree-of-Heaven

Albizia julibrissin, mimosa or silk tree

Paulownia tomentosa, princesstree


Grasses and PerennialsJapanese stilt grass 

Microstegium vimineum,  Japanese stilt grass

Polygonum cuspidatum, Japanese knotweed

Phyllostachys spp. and Bambusa spp, Bamboos


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