Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Introduced ornamental plants that have become weeds on Guam.

Abstract

Introduced ornamental plants that are considered weeds on Guam include Antgonon leptopus, Spathodea campanulata, Coccinea grandis, Bauhinia monandra, Clerodendrum quadriloculare, Lantana camara, Ficus spp., Asystasia gangetica, Pilea microphylla, Wedelia trilobata, Mikania scandens and Mimosa pudica. Characteristics of ornamental plants that could become weeds on Guam include rapid growth/regrowth and prolific seed production.