Species: 

Triadica sebifera

Common Name: 

tallowtree

Systems Affected (standardized): 

rangeland, forest/woodland, urban/garden, riparian/aquatic

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

SE

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Impacts: 

Crowds out native species. invades wet areas such as stream banks and ditches but can also invade drier upland sites. Triadica sebifera is a serious threat because of its ability to invade high quality, undisturbed forests. It can displace native vegetation as well as alter soil conditions due to the high amount of tannins present in the leaf litter. Has potential to alter fuels and fire regimes

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

The risk of new introductions of T. sebifera is very high mainly due to its popular use as a ornamental tree. Despite the problems T. sebifera has caused in the USA and its listing as invasive in many countries, it is still traded commercially and seeds are available online

Info Blurb: 

Crowds out native species, invading both wet areas and drier upland sites. Can invade high quality, undisturbed forests. Alters soil conditions due to the high amount of tannins present in its leaf litter. Intentionally planted as an ornamental.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

TX

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

LA NW, TX NP