Invasive Plants in Trade Working Group
Invasive plants impact the environment, economy and human health of citizens of the United States. While many introductions are accidental, historically a significant number of plant species were introduced as ornamentals. This pathway has led to the establishment and spread of some highly invasive species including common and glossy buckthorns (Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus), Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana), Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii), dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).

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