Category Archives: Problem Plants

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

This enjoyable article by Jennifer Gagnon from Va Tech describes how to deal with the dangerous invasive, Heracleum mantegazzianum (Giant Hogweed), recently discovered in Virginia. Continue reading

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Spring Beauty or Beast?

When spring finally arrived in the DC metro area, a rather showy groundcover had already made its presence known – lesser celandine or Ranunculus ficaria.
Despite its visual appeal, this groundcover is highly invasive. Continue reading

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