My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The changes I experienced moving from the Historic South to a college in Northern New England were not the only changes I experienced in the first-year Pathway seminar.”
Xanthe Hilton,
History Society & Culture

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

This is the New London Invasive Species index page.

Both the common name and the scientific name are listed, plants are alphabetized by their scientific name.

A click on the common name will take you to the plant's individual page where you will find pictures as well as descriptive information.

Common Name Scientific Name

Upland Invasive Species
Norway Maple Acer platanoides
Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii
Common/European Barberry Berberis vulgaris
Oriental Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus
Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata
Burning Bush Euonymus alatus
Morrow's Honeysuckle Lonicera morrowii
Tartarian Honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica
Japanese Knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum
Common Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica
Glossy Buckthorn Frangula alnus
Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora
Wetland Invasive Species
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
Common Reed Phragmites australis



Additional Resources

Leaf Characteristics - Check out this link to better understand leaf shapes and their correct terminology.

Glossary of Terms - This link provides definitions for plant terminology used on this website.


Click here to return to the Invasive Species Home Page.

Click here to return to the Virtual Herbarium Home Page.