Rosa bracteata, Macartney Rose


Invasive Species: Rosa bracteata, Macartney Rose

Macartney rose is an evergreen, thorny, climbing or trailing shrub that invades open, disturbed areas throughout the Southern United States. Plants often grow in clumps. Stems are arching canes with recurved thorns. The …

Nandina domestica, Sacred Bamboo


Invasive Species: Nandina domestica, Sacred Bamboo

Sacred bamboo invades forests throughout the Southeastern United States. It is a small, erect shrub that grows up to 8 ft (2.4 m) tall. Leaves are alternate, large, and bi- or tri-pinnately compound, …

Euonymus alatus, Winged Burning Bush


Invasive Species: Euonymus alatus, Winged Burning Bush

Winged burning bush is an invasive deciduous shrub, up to 20 ft (6.1 m) in height, which invades forests throughout the Eastern United States. Occasionally, four corky ridges appear along the length …

Striga asiatica, Witchweed


Invasive Species: Striga asiatica, Witchweed

Witchweed is listed as a federal noxious weed. It is . It.  a parasitic plant that can infest agricultural crops and has been found in North Carolina and South Carolina. Plants are normally 6 …

Ligustrum lucidum, Glossy Privet


Invasive Species: Ligustrum lucidum, Glossy Privet

Glossy privet is a semi-evergreen shrub or small tree that grows up to 40 ft (12.2 m) in height. This invasive plant out-competes many native species.  The trunks usually occur as multiple stems …

Botanical Glossaries

A botanical glossary can be a useful tool. The botanical terms used to describe plants can be confusing. Taking the time to learn them is worthwhile if you are working with plants, reading about plants, or teaching others about plants. …