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Japanese knotweed is an upright, shrubby, herbaceous perennial plant that can grow to over ten feet in height. It commonly invades disturbed areas with full or mostly full sunlight, such as roadsides. However, it can tolerate shade, as well as high temperatures, high salinity, and drought.
Kudzu is a deciduous, climbing, semi-woody perennial vine that grows 35 to 100 feet long. It grows via runners, rhizomes, and from nearly every node that touches the ground. It spreads most rapidly in open areas, including disturbed areas such as abandoned fields, roadsides, and forest edges.
Japanese honeysuckle grows in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, wetlands, and disturbed areas, such as fence rows, roadways and rights-of-way. It is shade-tolerant and often smothers and kills native ground-level vegetation. It can also kill shrubs and saplings by girdling.
Autumn olive is now considered an invasive plant species for a variety of reasons. While it is not illegal to sell the plant in every jurisdiction where it exists, many natural resources management agencies and organizations discourage property owners from further planting.