These invasive 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 (Disturbed Habitats List)
Click the plant within the table to access its full description, images, life history, similar species, and various management recommendations.