Invasive Plant Factsheet
This native of Eurasia, also known as Fig Buttercup, was introduced as an ornamental and is still commercially available. Its aggressive spread in moist conditions poses a threat to early-blooming spring flowers and thus has a negative impact on native pollinators. It is reported as invasive in the eastern U. S. as far south as Tennessee and locally in both Arlington and Alexandria.
NOTE: DO NOT replace with Yellow Wood Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), which,
although a native plant, spreads aggressively in No. VA.
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