Originally from eastern Asia, this vine was introduced in 1845 as an ornamental plant. It has now been found to be infesting forest habitats where it can grow from 20 to 40 feet in a season, smothering native understory plants. It is considered problematic in several Mid-Atlantic states, including Virginia, where both Arlington and Alexandria list it as invasive.
The MGNV website is maintained and created by the MGNV Social Media Committee with input from MGNV and VCE.
In addition to writers & photographers credited through bylines (Mary Free, Judy Funderburk, Elaine Mills, Christa Watters & Susan Wilhelm),
Committee Members: Leslie Cameron, Tyler Ormsby, Marilyn Thomson, & Rachel Vecchio Editors: Steven Bell, Margaret Brown, Brigitte Coulton, Kimberly Marsho, Marsha Mercer, & Christa Watters Graphics: Marilyn Thomson Webmaster: Elena Rodriguez