By clicking on the Dutch or French species name in the plant list below, you can find additional information on the species of Union concern, tailored to the situation in Belgium. It describes their present distribution in Belgium, their pathways of introduction and spread, how they threaten our environment, and how to identify them. It's important to note that it is not allowed to import, transport, commercialise, plant, breed, use and trade these plants nor to bring them into nature in Belgium nor the rest of the European Union. 


PLANTS


AQUATIC PLANTS
LATIN NAME ENGLISH DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN PRA
Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligator weed Alligatorkruid Herbe à alligator Alligatorkraut PRA
Cabomba caroliniana Fanwort Waterwaaier Cabomba de Caroline Karolina-Haarnixe PRA
Eichhornia crassipes Water hyacinth Waterhyacint Jacinthe d'eau Wasserhyazinthe PRA
Elodea nuttallii Nuttall's waterweed Smalle waterpest Élodée de Nuttall Schmalblättrige Wasserpest PRA
Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Senegal tea plant Smalle theeplant Faux hygrophile Falscher wasserfreund PRA
Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Floating pennywort Grote waternavel Hydrocotyle fausse-renoncule Großer Wassernabel PRA
Lagarosiphon major Curly waterweed Verspreidbladige waterpest Élodée à feuilles alternes Wechselblatt-Wasserpest PRA
Ludwigia grandiflora Water-primrose Waterteunisbloem Jussie à grandes fleurs Großblütiges Heusenkraut PRA
Ludwigia peploides Floating primrose-willow Kleine waterteunisbloem Jussie rampante Flutendes Heusenkraut PRA
Lysichiton americanus American skunk cabbage Moerasaronskelk Faux arum Gelbe Scheincalla PRA
Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot's feather Parelvederkruid Myriophylle du Brésil Brasilianisches Tausendblatt PRA
Myriophyllum heterophyllum Broadleaf watermilfoil Ongelijkbladig vederkruid Myriophylle hétérophylle Verschiedenblättriges Tausendblatt PRA
Pistia stratiotes * Water lettuce * Watersla * Laitue d’eau * Wassersalat * PRA
Rugulopterix okamurae Marine algae Mariene alg Algue brune du Japon Meeresalge PRA
Salvinia molesta Kariba weed Grote vlotvaren Salvinie géante Riesen-schwimmfarn PRA
TERRESTRIAL PLANTS  
TREE  
LATIN NAME ENGLISH DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Acacia saligna Coojong Wilgacacia Mimosa bleuâtre Weidenblatt-Akazie     PRA
Ailanthus alissima Tree of heaven Hemelboom Ailante glanduleux Götterbaum PRA
Baccharis halimifolia Eastern baccharis Struikaster Séneçon en arbre Kreuzstrauch PRA
Hakea sericea Needlebush Hakea Hakéa soyeux / PRA
Prosopis juliflora Mesquite Mesquite Bayahonde Mesquite-strauch PRA
Triadica sebifera Chinese tallow tree Talgboom Arbre à suif Chinesischer Talgbaum PRA
GRASS
 
LATIN NAME ENGLISH DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge bluestem Amerikaans bezemgras Barbon de Virginie

Blaustängelige Besensegge

PRA

Cortaderia jubata Purple pampas grass Hoog pampasgras Herbe de la pampa pourpre Andenpampasgras PRA
Ehrharta calycina Perennial veldtgrass Roze rimpelgras Ehrharte calicinale Ausdauerndes veldtgras PRA
Microstegium vimineum Nepalese browntop Japans steltgras Herbe à échasses japonaise Japanisches stelzengras PRA
Pennisetum setaceum Crimson fountaingrass Fraai lampenpoetsersgras Herbe aux écouvillons pourpres Afrikanisches Lampenputzergras PRA
CLIMBER
 
LATIN NAME ENGLISH DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Cardiospermum grandiflorum Balloon vine Ballonrank Corinde à grandes fleurs Ballonrebe PRA
Celastrus orbiculatus ** Staff vine ** Aziatische Boomwurger ** Célastre asiatique ** Rundblättriger Baumwürger ** PRA
Humulus scandens Japanese hop Oosterse hop Houblon du Japon Japanischer hopfen PRA
Lygodium japonicum Japanese climbing fern Japanse klimvaren Fougère grimpante du Japon Japanischer kletterfarn PRA
Persicaria perfoliata Asiatic tearthumb Gestekelde duizendknoop Renouée perfoliée Durchwachsener Knöterich PRA
Pueraria montana (var lobata) Kudzu vine Kudzu Kudzu Kudzu PRA
OTHER  
LATIN NAME ENGLISH DUTCH FRENCH GERMAN  
Asclepias syriaca Common milkweed Zijdeplant Asclépiade de Syrie Gewöhnliche Seidenpflanze PRA
Gunnera tinctoria Chilean rhubarb Gewone gunnera/ Reuzenrabarber Rhubarbe géante du Chili Chilenischer Riesenrhabarber PRA
Heracleum mantegazzianum Giant hogweed Reuzenberenklauw Berce du Caucase Riesenbärenklau PRA
Heracleum persicum Persian hogweed Perzische berenklauw Berce de Perse Persischer Bärenklau PRA
Heracleum sosnowskyi Sosnowsky's hogweed Sosnowsky's berenklauw Berce de Sosnowsky Sosnowskyi Bärenklau PRA
Impatiens glandulifera Himalayan balsam Reuzenbalsemien Balsamine de l'Himalaya Drüsiges springkraut PRA
Koenigia polystachya Himalayan knotweed Afghaanse duizendknoop Renouée à nombreux épis Himalaja-Knöterich PRA
Lespedeza cuneata Chinese bushclover Chinese struikklaver Lespédéza soyeux Japanischer klee PRA
Parthenium hysterophorus Whitetop weed Schijnambrosia Fausse camomille Karottenkraut PRA

* Pistia stratiotes will be added to the Union List after a two years transition period on August 2nd 2024

** Celastrus orbiculatus will be added to the Union List after a five years transition period on August 2nd 2027