SEARCH INVASIVE PLANTS

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Cortaderia jubata, Cortaderia selloana

pampas grass

Considered very invasive; C. jubata is on the Hawai`i State Noxious Weed List. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the...

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Cryptostegia grandiflora, Cryptostegia madagascariensis

rubbervine

An ornamental shrub that will aggressively grow over other plants. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department...

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Delairea odorata

cape ivy

An aggressive smothering vine that escapes from cultivation. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department...

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Dissotis rotundifolia

trailing tibouchina

An ornamental groundcover escaping cultivation and now sparingly naturalized.

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Eichhornia crassipes

water hyacinth

A floating plant with showy purple flowers. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural...

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Hedychium gardnerianum

Himalayan ginger, kahili ginger

An ornamental ginger that quickly escaped the garden and naturalized in Hawai`i's natural areas. The Division of Forestry...

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Lantana camara

lantana

An escaped ornamental that invades forest understory vegetation. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department...

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Leptospermum scoparium, Leptospermum polygalifolium

New Zealand tea

The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources has designated L. scoparium...

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Markhamia lutea

Nile Tulip

A fast growing tree that spreads from initial plantings.

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Medinilla magnifica, Medinilla cumingii

medinilla

Medinilla species are capable of spreading beyond initial planting and becoming naturalized on the islands. The Division...