Category Archives: Invasive Plants

Invasive Plant Factsheet: Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Touted as the fastest growing tree in the world, its aggressive spread into natural areas has caused it to be listed as invasive throughout much of the east coast, including Arlington and Alexandria. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

This colorful ornamental perennial, introduced from Europe and still sold commercially for use in garden pools, has escaped from gardens and become an invasive noxious weed. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: White Mulberry (Morus alba)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: White Mulbery (Morus Alba)
This native of northern China was introduced in colonial times as a food source for silkworms. Both Alexandria and Arlington list it as invasive. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese & Chinese Wisteria

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese & Chinese Wisteria
Favored for their rapid growth, dense foliage, and fragrant blooms, they have been used extensively as decorative additions to porches, walls, and gazebos. Unfortunately, they are now reported as invasive in forested areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, including Northern Virginia. Continue reading

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