Listed below are the common kinds of invasive plant species found in Jackson. Click on the name to learn more about the plant and how to control it. Plant nameBrief descriptionPurple LoosestrifePurple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is an aggressive invader of North American wetlands, lakes and rivers. Japanese KnotweedQuite common and extensive in Jackson. Often mistaken for bamboo. Extremely hard to erradicate.