Chinese Tallow Tree

Invasive Species

Ecological  – ThreatTriadica sebifera 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.

Triadica sebifera is a native of China and was introduced into South Carolina in 1776 for ornamental purposes and seed oil production.

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