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Exotic Invasive Vegetation ID Guide. Table of Contents Grass –Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium Vimineum) Vines –Multiflora rose (Rosa Multiflora) –English.

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1 Exotic Invasive Vegetation ID Guide

2 Table of Contents Grass –Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium Vimineum) Vines –Multiflora rose (Rosa Multiflora) –English ivy (Hedera helix) –Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) –Kudzu (Pueria montana) Shrubs –Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) –Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonica) Trees –Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa) –Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana)

3 Common: Japanese stilt grass Scientific: Microstegium vimineum Grass stem is ½-3.5 ft tall Alternate leaf arrangement Leaf is pale green with off-center middle vein MIVI

4 Common: Multiflora rose Scientific: Rosa multiflora Alternate leaf arrangements (one leaf with 5 leaflets in picture) 5-11 leaflets per leaf Leaf edges serrated White flowers with 5 petals bloom in early summer Thorn-like prickles on stems Long arching stems, can be vine-like ROMU

5 Common: English ivy Scientific: Hedera helix Evergreen vine Leaves are dark- green with light green veins (palmate arrangement) Leaf shape is lobed with heart-shaped base HEHE

6 Common: Japanese honeysuckle Scientific: Lonicera japonica Evergreen/Semi- evergreen vine Opposite leaf arrangement Leaves are inches long Leaf and stem is pubescent LOJA

7 Common: Kudzu Scientific: Pueria montana Deciduous vine Leaves are alternate, compound with usually 3 leaflets Leaflets are usually lobed Leaves and stems are pubescent PUMO

8 Common: Autumn olive Scientific: Elaeagnus umbellata Deciduous shrub 3-20ft in height Alternate leaf arrangement Leaf has silvery, dotted underside Leaf edges are usually wavy ELUM

9 Common: Japanese privet Scientific: Ligustrum japonica Evergreen Opposite leaf arrangement Leaves are leathery, oval with rounded base. Leaf tip is tapering often with a sharp tip. Leaves are two to four inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. Leaf margins entire and often yellowish rimmed. Twigs hairless and pale green becoming brownish to reddish tinged. LIJA

10 Common: Paulownia Scientific: Paulownia tomentosa Deciduous tree up to 60 ft tall Leaves are opposite, 6in-1ft long Leaves are heart shaped and pubescent on underside PATO

11 Common: Callery pear Scientific: Pyrus calleryana Deciduous tree up to 40 ft tall Leaves are alternate, 2-3 inches long Leaves are waxy with a wavy, slightly- toothed margins PYCA

12 The University of Georgia, USDA APHIS PPQ and USDA Forest Service Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. (2003). Invasive Plants of the Eastern United States: Identification and Control. Retrieved Apr., 2009, from The University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. (2009). Invasive.org: Invasive and Exotic Species to North America. Retrieved Apr., 2009, from


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