Ecologists say the following trees, shrubs, and vines live along the Mystic:
Several invasive exotic plants have colonized the habitats around the Mystic. These species crowd out native species, and that means less food for the animals that depend on native plants. The worst offenders include Phragmites, Multiflora Rose, Norway Maple, Sycamore Maple, Oriental Bittersweet and Japanese Knotweed.
Source: Geizentanner Associates, June 1997