Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Exotic plants in southern forests: their nature and control.

Abstract

The nature and control of exotic species in forests of the southern USA are reviewed. Various aspects of the problem are reviewed, including the ecology, origin, range, uses and herbicidal control of 16 of the most prevalent exotic trees, shrubs, vines and grasses (Albizia julibrissin, Melia azedarach, Sapium sebiferum, Lespedeza bicolor, Ligustrum japonicum, Ligustrum sinense, Rosa multiflora, Lonicera japonica, Lygodium japonicum, Pueraria lobata, Wisteria sinensis, Cynodon dactylon, Digitaria spp., Imperata cylindrica and Sorghum halepense). Integrated weed control is recommended, with a biological control component.