Category Archives: Invasive Plants

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Japanese Stiltgrass

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Japanese Stiltgrass

One of more damaging invasive species in the Mid-Atlantic region, Microstegium vimineum, (Japanese stiltgrass) threatens wooded areas and is increasingly found on farms and in residential areas where it can invade lawns, landscape beds, and vegetable gardens. Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Multiflora Rose

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Multiflora Rose

Another “top ten” invasive plant in Arlington County is multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), a perennial shrub introduced to the United States from Asia in the 1860s as rootstock for ornamental roses. Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Ground Ivy

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Ground Ivy

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy), also known as creeping Charlie and gill-over-the-ground, is listed as invasive in both Arlington County and the City of Alexandria and has been reported in national parks in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D. C., West Virginia, and Tennessee. Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute Weed

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute

Persicaria perfoliata (mile-a-minute) is a noxious weed present throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is of serious concern in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Continue reading

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