These lists of
invasive, reseeding, suckering, or otherwise obnoxious plants, are
meant to be used as a general guide only. Plants that may be well
behaved where the climate conditions are harsh can forget their
manners and become party animals in the southern climates.
If a plant you are
considering is on the list, some research is recommended prior to
ground insertion. Plants with a ~ in front of their name have
earned their special mark with their tenacious vigor.
Be certain you love
them, as they may be your guests forever. In addition, please
realize that the listing of one species should not be taken as a
warning to include all other members of the genus.
Both the botanical name and
popular "nickname" of the plant is included, and they
are organized by plant type.
Legend for bracketed notations in the table:
Spreading by roots, runners, rhizomes