Plants Index
Dioscorea bulbifera
Several non-native genera
Brazilian Peppertree
Schinus terebinthifolius
Callery pear
Pyrus calleryana
Chinese Privet
Ligustrum sinense
Chinese Tallow Tree
Triadica sebifera
Imperata cylindrica
Japanese Climbing Fern
Lygodium japonicum
Japanese Stiltgrass
Microstegium vimineum
Johnson Grass
Sorghum halepense
Pueraria lobata
Thorny Olive
Elaeagnus pungens
Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus altissima
Caryn Rickel, Institute of Invasive Bamboo Research,

Growing bamboo for commercial purposes in the southeastern U.S.: FAQs

Clemson University, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, and the University of Georgia, 2019
Coyle, D., Loewenstein, N., Lieurance, D., Bean, R., Li, Y., Enloe, S., and Khanal, P.

Bamboo is a type of evergreen grass that is capable of rapid growth, sometimes growing over an inch per hour. Many species of bamboo are grown as ornamental plantings, most of which are not native to North America. Bamboo spreads rapidly and efficiently, creating monocultures which support very little biological diversity.  These plants can crowd out other plants, and require active management to ensure the bamboo doesn't spread into unwanted areas.

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