Chinese catalpa USDA PLANTS Symbol: CAOV5
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees
Catalpa ovata G. Don

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Scrophulariales: Bignoniaceae
Native Range: China (REHD, BAIL);

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John Ruter, University of Georgia,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.