Invasive Vines

Carolina Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

This submerged, rooted plant is native to the southeastern United States, but can now be found in many northeastern and…

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Myrtle (Myrtus)

Also known as common periwinkle (and thus where the color of the same name comes from), this sub-shrub is native…

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Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria Floribunda)

As suggested by the name, this plant originated in Japan and was introduced to North America in the 19th century.…

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English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

English ivy was introduced to the US by European settlers as early as 1727, and it was widely planted to…

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Black Swallow-wort (Cynanchum Louiseae)

Originating in southwestern Europe, this plant made its way to America due to preference as an ornamental plant. It was…

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Porcelain Berry (Ampelopsis Brevipedunculata)

Very abundant along the coast of MA currently, Porcelain Berry’s origins are in eastern Asia. Despite its invasive status it…

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Japanese “Vine” Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica)

Its name reveals its Japanese origin, but it also is known to grow naturally in the Koreas. It was likely…

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Asiatic Bittersweet (Celastrus Orbiculatus)

As the name suggests, this plant is native to East Asia.  It is thought that it was brought to America…

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