Learn More about Problem Plants

For more complete listings of invasive plants 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.

Invasive Exotic Plants That Threaten Parks and Natural Areas in Alexandria, July 2012. City of Alexandria. Listing under common name by type, plus bibliography.

Invasives: Bullies of the Plant World. Blue Ridge PRISM, Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. Includes excellent illustrated fact sheets for twelve targeted species.

Least Wanted: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas. Plant Conservation Alliance, National Park Service. Includes illustrated fact sheets.


More resources for Mid-Atlantic gardeners:

Best Bets: Plants for Particular Uses

Making Your Yard Sustainable

Problem Plants and Better Alternatives

Tried and True Native Plants for the Mid-Atlantic

Quick Guide for Gardeners in Northern Virginia