This shrub or small tree has become a problem in many southeastern states, including North Carolina. It can displace native plants and reduce biodiversity.
This climbing vine can form dense mats that smother native plants. It is common in disturbed areas and along roadsides.
This vine was originally introduced as a means of controlling erosion, but it has become a major invasive species in the southeastern United States. It can grow up to a foot per day and can smother native vegetation.
This annual grass can form dense mats that exclude other plant species. It is commonly found along roadsides and in disturbed areas.
This tree can grow quickly and produce a large number of seeds, allowing it to colonize disturbed areas. It can also release chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants.
This tree was introduced for its oil-producing seeds but has become a major invasive species in the southeastern United States. It can displace native plants and alter the ecology of wetlands.
This tall plant can cause skin irritation and even blindness if its sap gets into the eyes. It can also displace native plants.