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Princess Tree

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Princess tree
Scientific Name:
Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. (ITIS)
Common Name:
Princess tree, empress tree, royal paulownia
Photo:
Princess tree, foliage in June - Photo by James H. Miller; USDA, Forest Service
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:
Means of Introduction:
Introduced as an ornamental (Innes 2009)
Impact:
Grows and produces seeds rapidly, and displaces native species in disturbed areas (Innes 2009)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status

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Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Partnership

IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
USDA. FS. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Forest Service.
See also: Forest Health Publications for more Invasive Species Leaflets

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Alabama Forestry Commission.

Academic

University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Flora Project of Morris Arboretum.
See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for additional invasive plants in Pennsylvania
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension. Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants.

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