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African bridal creeper

 

Non-native Plants of the Elfin Forest

Scientific Name Common Name



Pix   Notes
Anagallis arvensis ● Scarlet pimpernel




Asparagus asparagoides ●● African asparagus fern




Very invasive in oak groves.
Avena barbata ● Slender wild oats




Avena fatua ● Common wild oats




Brachypodium distachyon ●● False brome




Brassica spp ● & ●● Mustards





Bromus diandrus ●● Ripgut brome




Bromus hordeaceus ● Soft chess brome




Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens ●● Red brome




Bromus tectorum ●● Cheat grass




Cardaria draba ●● Hoary cress




Carduus pycnocephalus ●● Italian thistle




Carpobrotus chilensis ● Sea fig




Carpobrotus edulis ●● Hottentot fig




Centaurea melitensis ●● Tocalote




Cerastium glomeratum ● Mouse-ear chickweed




Chamomilla suaveolens ● Pineapple weed




Chenopodium album ● Lamb’s quarters




Cirsium vulgare ●● Bull thistle




Conicosia pugioniformis ●● Narrow-leaved iceplant




Cotula coronopifolia ● Brass buttons




Cynodon dactylon ● Bermuda grass




Delairea odorata ●● Cape ivy



Highly invasive. Formerly Senecio nikanioides
Ehrharta calycina ●● Veldt grass



Spikelets reddish. Very invasive.
Ehrharta erecta ●● Panic veldtgrass



Unlike E. calycina grows in oak groves
Erodium botrys ● Storkbill filaree




Erodium cicutarium ● Red-stem filaree




Euphorbia peplus ● Petty spurge




Festuca arundinacea ● Tall fescue




Festuca pratensis ● Meadow fescue




Foeniculum vulgare ●● Fennel




Geranium dissectum ● Cut-leaf geranium




Hedera helix ●● English ivy



Very invasive plant
Hirschfeldia incana ● Perennial mustard




Hordeum murinum ● Foxtail barley




Hypochaeris glabra ● Smooth cat's ear




Lamarckia aurea ● Goldentop



Flower golden to purplish
Lobularia maritima ● Sweet alyssum




Lolium perenne ● Perennial ryegrass




Lotus corniculatus ● Birdfoot trefoil




Malva parviflora ● Cheeseweed




Medicago polymorpha ● Burclover




Melilotus alba ● White sweet-clover




Melilotus indica ● Yellow sweet-clover




Mesembryanthemum crystallinum ●● Crystalline iceplant




Plantago lanceolata ● English plantain




Polygonum arenastrum ● Common knotweed




Raphanus sativus ● Wild radish




Rumex acetosella ● Sour-dock




Rumex crispus ● Curly dock




Schismus arabicus ● Mediterranean grass




Setaria viridis ● Green bristlegrass




Silene gallica ● Windmill pink




Sonchus asper ● Prickly sow thistle




Sonchus oleraceus ● Common sow thistle




Sorghum halepense ● Johnsongrass




Urtica urens ● Dwarf nettle




Vulpia myuros ● Rattail fescue




 
 

  ● = non-native species
●● = invasive non-native species which is or has the potential to negatively impact the native species of the Elfin Forest.