Invasive Species List/Aquatic Plants

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This page contains information on aquatic plant species on the Invasive Species List. For more general information about the event, see Invasive Species.

Aquatic Plants

Alligatorweed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)

  • Taxonomy:Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Eudicots; (Unranked)-Core eudicots; Order-Caryophyllales; Family-Amaranthaceae; Genus-Alternanthera; Species-A. philoxeroides

Brazilian Waterweed (Egeria densa)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Monocots; Order-Alismatales; Family-Hydrocharitaceae; Genus-Egeria; Species-E. densa

Caulerpa, Mediterranean Clone (Caulerpa taxifolia)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Protista; Division-Chlorophyta; Class-Bryopsidophyceae; Order-Bryopsidales; Family-Caulerpaceae; Genus-Caulerpa; Species-C. taxifolia

Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Monocots; (Unranked)-Commelinids; Order-Poales; Family-Poaceae; Subfamily-Arundinoideae; Tribe-Arundineae; Genus-Phragmites; Species-P. australis

Curly Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Monocots; Order-Alismatales; Family-Potamogetonaceae; Genus-Potamogeton; Species-P. crispus

Rock Snot (Didymosphenia geminata)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Chromalveolata; Phylum-Heterokontophyta; Class-Bacillariophyceae; Order-Cymbellales; Family-Gomphonemataceae; Genus-Didymosphenia; Species-D. geminata

Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Eudicots; (Unranked)-Core eudicots; Order-Saxifragales; Family-Haloragaceae; Genus-Myriophyllum; Species-M. spicatum

Giant Reed (Arundo donax)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Monocots; (Unranked)-Commelinids; Order-Poales; Family-Poaceae; Subfamily-Arundinoideae; Tribe-Arundineae; Genus-Arundo; Species-A. donax

Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; Division-Pteridophyta; Class-Polypodiopsida / Pteridopsida (disputed); Order-Salviniales; Family-Salviniaceae; Genus-Salvinia; Species-S. molesta

Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Monocots; Class-Liliopsida; Order-Alismatales; Family-Hydrocharitaceae; Genus-Hydrilla; Species-H. verticillata

Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Eudicots; (Unranked)-Rosids; Order-Myrtales; Family-Myrtaceae; Genus-Melaleuca; Species-M. quinquenervia

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Eudicots; Order-Myrtales; Family-Lythraceae; Genus-Lythrum; Species-L. salicaria

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Monocots; (Unranked)-Commelinids; Order-Commelinales; Family-Pontederiaceae; Genus-Eichhornia; Species-E. crassipes

Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Monocots; Order-Alismatales; Family-Araceae; Subfamily-Aroideae; Tribe-Pistieae; Genus-Pistia; Species-P. stratiotes

Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)

  • Taxonomy: Kingdom-Plantae; (Unranked)-Angiosperms; (Unranked)-Eudicots; (Unranked)-Asterids; Order-Solanales; Family-Convolvulaceae; Genus-Ipomoea; Species-I. aquatica