Vines

Vines are woody or herbaceous twining or climbing plants with relatively long stems. The following species have been reported to be invasive in natural areas in the U.S. Species native to the U.S. are included when they are invasive in areas well outside their known natural ranges, as a result of human activities. For more information on each species, including the listing sources, images, and distribution maps, click on the species.

126 Species

Subject Name Scientific Name Family U.S. Nativity
kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. Almeida Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
porcelain-berry Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maxim.) Trautv. Vitaceae Exotic
oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Celastraceae Exotic
purple crown-vetch Securigera varia (L.) Lassen Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
air-potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
winter creeper Euonymus fortunei (Turcz.) Hand.-Maz. Celastraceae Exotic
English ivy Hedera helix L. Araliaceae Exotic
ivyleaf morningglory Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. Convolvulaceae Exotic
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw. Lygodiaceae Exotic
old world climbing fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. Lygodiaceae Exotic
catclaw-vine Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H. Gentry Bignoniaceae Exotic
skunk-vine Paederia foetida L. Rubiaceae Exotic
mile-a-minute vine Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross Polygonaceae Exotic
multiflora rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. Rosaceae Exotic
common periwinkle Vinca minor L. Apocynaceae Exotic
Japanese wisteria Wisteria floribunda (Willd.) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Chinese wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Black dog-strangling vine, black swallowwort Vincetoxicum nigrum Kartesz & Gandhi Asclepiadaceae Exotic
Japanese knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houttuyn) Ronse-Decraene Polygonaceae Exotic
puncturevine Tribulus terrestris L. Zygophyllaceae Exotic
dog-strangling vine, European swallowwort Vincetoxicum rossicum (Kleopov) Barbarich Asclepiadaceae Exotic
wetland nightshade Solanum tampicense Dunal Solanaceae Exotic
field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
Chinese yam Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
big periwinkle Vinca major L. Apocynaceae Exotic
mile-a-minute Mikania micrantha Kunth Asteraceae Exotic
Macartney rose Rosa bracteata J.C. Wendl. Rosaceae Exotic
giant sensitiveplant Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
rosarypea Abrus precatorius L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
coral vine Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn. Polygonaceae Exotic
elegant dutchman's pipe Aristolochia elegans Mast. Aristolochiaceae
white bladderflower Araujia sericifera Brot. Asclepiadaceae Exotic
Chinese violet Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders Acanthaceae Exotic
fivehook bassia Bassia hyssopifolia (Pallas) Kuntz Chenopodiaceae Exotic
clubed begonia Begonia cucullata Willd Begoniaceae Exotic
white bryony Bryonia alba L. Cucurbitaceae Exotic
shoofly Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
balloonvine Cardiospermum halicacabum L. Sapindaceae Exotic
night jessamine Cestrum nocturnum L. Solanaceae Exotic
oriental virginsbower Clematis orientalis L. Ranunculaceae Exotic
sweet autumn virginsbower Clematis terniflora DC Ranunculaceae Exotic
Asian nakedwood Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. Rhamnaceae Exotic
ivy gourd Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt Cucurbitaceae Exotic
Madagascar rubbervine Cryptostegia madagascariensis Bojer ex Dcne. Asclepiadaceae Exotic
smallseed alfalfa dodder Cuscuta approximata Bab. Cuscutaceae Exotic
clover dodder Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. Cuscutaceae Exotic
Japanese dodder Cuscuta japonica Choisy Cuscutaceae Exotic
cape ivy Delairea odorata Lem Asteraceae Exotic
winged yam Dioscorea alata L. Dioscoreaceae Exotic
centipede tongavine Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl Araceae Exotic
strawflower Helichrysum petiolare Hilliard & Burtt Asteraceae Exotic
moonflower Ipomoea alba L. Convolvulaceae Native
swamp morningglory Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. Convolvulaceae Exotic
gloria de la manana Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D. Austin Convolvulaceae Exotic
red morningglory Ipomoea coccinea L. Convolvulaceae Exotic
tievine Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba Dennst. Convolvulaceae Native
pitted morningglory Ipomoea lacunosa L. Convolvulaceae Native
smallflower morningglory Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb. Convolvulaceae Native
Gold Coast jasmine Jasminum dichotomum Vahl Oleaceae Exotic
jazmin de trapo Jasminum fluminense Vell. Oleaceae Exotic
Arabian jasmine Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait. Oleaceae Exotic
everlasting peavine Lathyrus latifolius L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
California burclover Medicago polymorpha L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
Spanish arborvine Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle Convolvulaceae Exotic
perennial soybean Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
wingleaf passionflower Passiflora bicornis P. Mill. Passifloraceae Exotic
twoflower passionflower Passiflora biflora Lam. Passifloraceae Exotic
sewer vine Paederia cruddasiana Prain Rubiaceae Exotic
passionflower Passiflora edulis Sims Passifloraceae Exotic
redfruit passionflower Passiflora foetida L. Passifloraceae Native
golden bellapple Passiflora laurifolia L. Passifloraceae Native
sweet granadilla Passiflora ligularis Juss. Passifloraceae Exotic
banana passionflower Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (Kunth) Holm-Niesen & P.M. Jørg. Passifloraceae Exotic
corkystemmed passionflower Passiflora suberosa L. Passifloraceae Native
wild buckwheat Fallopia convolvulus L. Polygonaceae Exotic
cutleaf blackberry Rubus laciniatus Willd. Rosaceae Exotic
valamuerto Senna pendula (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Irwin & Barneby Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
bittersweet nightshade Solanum dulcamara L. Solanaceae Exotic
Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye Sphagneticola trilobata (L.C. Rich.) Pruski Asteraceae Exotic
American evergreen Syngonium podophyllum Schott Araceae Exotic
Jamaica feverplant Tribulus cistoides L. Zygophyllaceae Exotic
common vetch Vicia sativa Linnaeus Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
sparrow vetch Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
hairy vetch Vicia villosa Roth Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
chocolate vine Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Dcne. Lardizabalaceae Exotic
Japanese hop Humulus japonicus Siebold & Zucc. Cannabaceae Exotic
tall morningglory Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth Convolvulaceae Exotic
dog rose Rosa canina L. Rosaceae Exotic
memorial rose Rosa wichuraiana Crépin Rosaceae Exotic
beach vitex Vitex rotundifolia L. f. Verbenaceae Exotic
Chinese fleecevine Fallopia baldschuanica (Regel) Holub Polygonaceae Exotic
wine grape Vitis vinifera L. Vitaceae Exotic
tiny vetch Vicia hirsuta (L.) S.F. Gray Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
bird vetch Vicia cracca L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
bushkiller Cayratia japonica (Thunb.) Gagnepain Vitaceae Exotic
golden trumpet Allamanda cathartica L. Apocynaceae Exotic
paperflower Bougainvillea glabra Choisy Nyctaginaceae Exotic
paradise poinciana Caesalpinia gilliesii (Wall. ex Hook.) Wall. ex D. Dietr. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
maunaloa Canavalia cathartica Thouars Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
colocynth Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. Cucurbitaceae Exotic
evergreen clematis Clematis vitalba L. Ranunculaceae Exotic
Palay rubbervine Cryptostegia grandiflora (Roxb. ex R. Br.) R. Br. Asclepiadaceae Exotic
simpleleaf chastetree Vitex trifolia L. Verbenaceae Exotic
laurel clockvine Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl. Acanthaceae Exotic
Bengal trumpet Thunbergia grandiflora Roxb. Acanthaceae Exotic
blackeyed Susan vine Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims Acanthaceae Exotic
Brazilian nightshade Solanum seaforthianum Andr. Solanaceae Native
valamuerto Senna pendula var. advena (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
valamuerto Senna pendula var. glabrata (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Native
chayote Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. Cucurbitaceae Exotic
star jasmine Jasminum multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andr. Oleaceae Exotic
elmleaf blackberry Rubus ulmifolius Schott Rosaceae Exotic
Italian woodbine Lonicera caprifolium L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Etruscan honeysuckle Lonicera etrusca Santi Caprifoliaceae Exotic
woodbine Lonicera periclymenum L. Caprifoliaceae Exotic
Rangoon creeper Quisqualis indica L. Combretaceae Exotic
white passionflower Passiflora subpeltata Ortega Passifloraceae Exotic
balsamapple Momordica charantia L. Cucurbitaceae Exotic
Boston ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata (Sieb. & Zucc.) Planch. Vitaceae Exotic
African asparagus fern Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce Liliaceae Exotic
Atlantic Ivy Hedera hibernica (Kirchn.) Bean. Araliaceae Exotic
Algerian ivy Hedera canariensis Willd. Araliaceae Exotic
flat peavine Lathyrus sylvestris L. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
wild bushbean Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb. Fabaceae (Leguminosae) Exotic
golden pothos Epipremnum pinnatum cv aureum (L.) Engl Araceae Exotic