Systems Affected (standardized):
forest/woodland, distubred/waste areas
Regions(s) present (updated by AB):
Competition - shading
Competition - strangling
Source? likely to be reintroduced:
Seeds of G. hederacea and its variegated form (G. hederacea ‘variegata’) are freely available on the internet. The plant is attractive as a pot plant, in hanging baskets or as garden ground cover, so people may try to introduce it, legally or illegally. It occasionally escapes cultivation in south-eastern Australia. Highly likely to be transported internationally deliberately
Difficult to identify/detect as a commodity contaminant
Difficult/costly to control
Can outcompete native species. Introduced as an ornamental
Native Regions in OK:
Current and past designations:
Present in OK?
Present in Bordering States?
OK, TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, AR, LA
Has Legal Status in BS?