EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/042

Regulated invasive alien plants in France


In France, new legislation was published on the 25th of August 2011, which establishes a list of organisms harmful to plants, plant products and other objects which should be subject to compulsory control. In its Appendix B, chapter 1, which applies to the French metropolitan territory, it is stated that the following plants should be controlled: Cirsium arvense (Asteraceae), Cuscuta spp. (Convolvulaceae), Orobanche cernua, O. crenata, O. minor and O. ramosa (Orobanchaceae) and Viscum album (Santalaceae).
This new legislation also mentions that the organisms listed in the EPPO A1 and A2 Lists of pest recommended for regulations and the EPPO Alert List and not listed in the previous articles are also organisms for which control is mandatory on the French metropolitan territory under certain conditions (which shall be defined on a case by case basis).
Considering plants, this means that Crassula helmsii (Crassulaceae, EPPO A2 List), Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae, EPPO A2 List), Heracleum persicum (Apiaceae, EPPO A2 List), Heracleum sosnowskyi (Apiaceae, EPPO A2 List), Hydrocotyle ranunculoides (Apiaceae, EPPO A2 List), Polygonum perfoliatum (Polygonaceae, EPPO A2 List), Pueraria lobata (Fabaceae, EPPO A2 List), and Solanum elaeagnifolium (Solanaceae, EPPO A2 List) could be regulated in metropolitan France under certain conditions.
Ludwigia grandiflora and L. peploides (Onagaraceae, EPPO A2 List) are regulated under another regulation (arrêté of the 2nd of May 2007).

Sources

Ministère de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation, de la pêche, de la ruralité et de l’aménagement du territoire (2011) ;Arrêté du 25 août 2011 modifiant l’arrêté du 31 juillet 2000 établissant la liste des organismes nuisibles aux végétaux, produits végétaux et autres objets soumis à des mesures de lutte obligatoire. Journal Officiel de la République Française n° 0198 du 27 août 2011, 17 pp.
http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000024507515;dateTexte=;categorieLien=id

Ministère de l’écologie et du développement durable (2007) Arrêté du 2 mai 2007 interdisant la commercialisation, l’utilisation et l’introduction dans le milieu naturel de Ludwigia grandiflora et Ludwigia peploides. Journal Officiel de la République Française n° 114 du 12 mai 2007, ;1 p.
http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/jopdf/common/jo_pdf.jsp?numJO=0;dateJO=20070517;numTexte=157;pageDebut=09673;pageFin=09673