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Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List - Updates

Changes to the list, information on pending decisions, etc.
November 2022

The following invasive plants have been added to the Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List. For more information, including the phase-out period for existing stock, please see this document.

  • Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom)
  • Eragrostis curvula (Weeping Lovegrass)
  • Pinus thunbergii (Japanese Black Pine)
August 2017 MDAR has made the decision to not add Actinidia arguta (Hardy Kiwi) to the Prohibited Plant List at this time. For more information, please see this document 
February 2017

The following invasive plants were added to the Prohibited Plant List. For more information, please see this document.

  • Butomus umbellatus (Flowering rush)
  • Salix atrocinerea/Salix cinerea (Large gray willow, Rusty willow)

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