Additional Invasive Plants to Avoid in Landscapes
The nonnative plants on this page were part of TN-IPC’s 2009 list of invasive species in the state but are not included on the 2018 list. The focus of the new list was narrowed to concentrate on those species most likely to invade and affect intact native plant communities. The species listed here were deemed less likely to do so. This does not mean they are no longer considered invasive or that their impact is benign.
These plants typically display their aggressive behavior most often in landscapes subject to regular disturbance, such as city lots, public spaces, corporate campuses, roadways, subdivisions, gardens, and agricultural lands. However, their spread still creates maintenance headaches and interferes with the successful growth of native species in these areas.
Gardeners, landscapers, and land managers are encouraged to avoid and/or control these nonnative species in public and private spaces and use native plants instead. Using native species allows even our most developed areas to maintain a degree of natural community function to the benefit of wildlife and people alike. Our Landscaping page features informative brochures and other resources on native plants in Tennessee.
Each species listed below is linked to a description, suggested control methods, and other pertinent information.
Individual Plant Data
Click the plant within the table to access its full description, images, life history, similar species, and various management recommendations.