Invasive Plant Factsheet
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.
- Chrysogonum virginianum (Green-and-Gold)
- Geum fragarioides (Barren Strawberry)
- Pachysandra procumbens (Allegheny Spurge)
- Packera aurea (Golden Ragwort)
- Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia-creeper)
- Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)
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