Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)

Also known as Japanese Spurge, this vigorous plant was brought to the United States from eastern Asia as an ornamental ground cover. Although it is widely available at conventional garden centers, it is not a good choice for woodland gardens or stream banks as it can easily escape cultivation. It is reported as invasive in 15 states, including Virginia, and in nearby Rock Creek National Park.

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Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)

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