Resources on Invasive Plants

invasives in your yard

It’s time to remove these invasives from your yard!

Invasive Plants of Sligo Creek by Type

Shrubs

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Common Name Scientific Name Notes
Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii More Info
Bamboo Phyllostachys aureosulcata £ ♠ Several varieties. Yellow groove Phyllostachys aureosulcata is the most common. More Info
Bush Honeysuckle (Amur) Lonicera maackii More Info
Japanese Holly Ilex crenata £ More Info
Japanese Knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum Changed to Fallopia japonica, a name not yet widely used. More Info
Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora More Info
Privet Ligustrum spp. £ ♠ Other privet species also; none are native. More Info
Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata £ More Info
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus More Info
Wineberry Rubus phoenicolasius A native raspberry, unsimilar in appearance, occurs in Sligo. More Info

£ The plant is found in only a few areas, though it might be numerous there.
♠ Indicates the plant was listed by Dorothy Salisbury as present in Sligo in 1970, although she noted most as rare or infrequent. See the Salisbury List.

Vines

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Common Name Scientific Name Notes
Asian bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus No native bittersweet is known to exist. More Info
Asian Clematis Clematis paniculata Native clematis also exists; see the Native Plant Inventory.
English Ivy Hedera helix ♠ On ground and also in trees. More Info
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica ♠ A native honeysuckle also exists; see the Native Plant InventoryMore Info
Kudzu Pueraria lobata ♠ in about six sites. More Info
Mile-a-Minute Polygonum perfoliatum More Info
Porcelainberry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata Sligo has three species of similar-looking native Grape. More Info
Wintercreeper Creeping Euonymus Euonymus fortunei ♠ More Info
Wisteria Wisteria sinensis More Info
Akebia Akebia quinata More Info
Japanese Hop Humulus japonicus Found with mile-a-minute, west side of soccer field on north side of Dennis. Escape from cultivation. More Info

♠ Indicates the plant was listed by Dorothy Salisbury as present in Sligo in 1970, although she noted most as rare or infrequent. See the Salisbury List.

Native vines include Poison Ivy, Grape, Greenbrier, and Virginia Creeper. We are saving these plants so as not to interfere with natural plant relationships. Please do not cut any vine until you know these native plants and have approval!