EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/150

Invasive alien plants in Germany

The NPPO of Germany kindly provided the EPPO Secretariat with a list of invasive alien plants. This list is based on a publication of Kowarik (2002) and shows plants which are causing problems in Germany and are specifically under control or eradication in certain biotopes or habitats. The list does not claim to be complete.

Bunias orientalis (Brassicaceae)
Eastern Europe
Cyperus esculentus (Cyperaceae)
East Asia
Reynoutria japonica (Polygonaceae)
East Asia
Fallopia sachalinensis (Polygonaceae)
East Asia
Fallopia x bohemica (Polygonaceae)
Hybrid, parents from East Asia
Helianthus tuberosus (Asteraceae)
North America
Heracleum mantegazzianum (Apiaceae)
Impatiens glandulifera (Balsaminaceae)
Prunus serotina (Rosaceae)
North America
Robinia pseudacacia (Fabaceae)
North America
Rosa rugosa (Rosaceae)
East Asia
Solidago canadensis (Asteraceae)
North America
Solidago gigantea (Asteraceae)
North America
Spartina anglica (Poaceae)
Hybrid, one parent from North America
Vaccinium corymbosum x angustifolium (Ericaceae)
Hybrid, parents from North America


NPPO of Germany, 2002-08.
Kowarik, I. ;(2002) Biologische Invasionen in Deutschland: zur Rolle nichteinheimischer Pflanzen. Neobiota (1) (in press); adapted by Department of Plant Health, Federal Biological Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig, Germany.