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Common exotic invasive plants of the Greenway:

Identification guide

 

 

Oriental bittersweet

(Celastrus orbiculatus)

 


Bittersweet leaves  


 

 

 

 

 

 Celastrus (bittersweet) berries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)

 Chinese Privet

(Ligustrum sinense) 

 


 

Chinese Privet flowers

 

 

 

Chinese Privet leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Chinese privet ( Ligustrum sinense ). Dense, extensive Chinese privet

thickets have cropped up under the Duke Energy power line along

Morris Trace, Airport Trail, and Tallulah Railroad Trail. 

Photo byDavid Moorhead, U. of Georgia, Bugwood.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) 

 

 

Japanese honeysuckle flowers 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese honeysuckle leaves 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese honeysuckle ( Lonicera japonica ). This highly invasive vine is found 

along the entire Greenway. Photo by Chuck Bargeron, U. of Georgia, Bugwood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kudzu

(Peuraria montana) 

Kudzu ( Pueraria montana ).  Luckily, Kudzu is only found at four spots

on theGreenway; the largest population is near Tassee shelter.

Photo by Kerry Britton, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

 

 

Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)

 

Multiflora rose bush


 

 

 

Multiflora rose leaves


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) 

 

Reed canary grass ( Phalaris arundinacea ). Reed canary grass is quickly 

spreading at the Greenway's Suli marsh and along Airport Trail.  

Photo by Jamie Nielsen, U. of Alaska, Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service.