Invasive Plant Factsheet
This native of the Mediterranean basin was introduced to North America in the 1700s as an ornamental. Although still commonly sold as a ground cover, this trailing vine can escape cultivation and spread rapidly into natural areas. It is classified as invasive throughout the eastern United States, including Arlington and Alexandria.
- Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)
- Mitchella repens (Partridge-berry)
- Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)
- Phlox subulata (Moss Phlox)
- Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)
- Silene caroliniana (Wild Pink)
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