Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Educational Video
The Glencarlyn Library Community Garden coordinators have created a new series of short videos about locally invasive plants and native alternatives. This series looks at individual invasive plants, discussing how to remove them and suggesting native plants to consider as replacements. We will be sharing these videos as well as additional resources on our website every month.
- Dealing with invasive plants is a challenge which is complicated by confusion about exactly what an invasive is. More than a weed or a plant that spreads too much, invasiveness was defined in 1999 by Executive Order 13112, and amended in Executive Order 13751 in 2016. The 2016 order has the following definitions:
- ‘Invasive species’ means, with regard to a particular ecosystem, a non-native organism whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human, animal, or plant health.
- ‘Non-native species’ or ‘alien species’ means, with respect to a particular ecosystem, an organism, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that occurs outside of its natural range.
Invasive Plant Video: Butterfly Bush
Replacements for fragrance:
- Calycanthus floridus (Sweet-shrub)
- Rosa palustris (Swamp Rose)
Replacements for fruit:
- Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
- Callicarpa americana
- Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
- Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
- Viburnum dentatum (Arrow-wood)