Learn More about Invasive Plants

English ivy (Hedera helix)

English ivy (Hedera helix)

For more a more complete list of invasive plants, control methods, and suggested replacements, please refer to the following resources:

Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia. Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation. Includes invasive plants list and fact sheets.

Factsheets. Blue Ridge PRISM, Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. Includes excellent illustrated fact sheets for twelve targeted species, discusses problems with invasive
garden plants, and highlights invasive species control methods.

Least Wanted: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas. Plant Conservation Alliance, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. Includes illustrated fact sheets.

Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests. United States Department of Agriculture. Effective control prescriptions for 56 non-native plants.

Non-Native Invasive ID and Control. Fairfax County Park Authority. Citizen’s guide to recognizing and controlling plants commonly found in backyards.

Non-Native Invasive Plants Species Control Treatments. Virginia Department of Forestry. Management tactics for controlling major invasive species, including timing, methods, and herbicide rates.


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