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. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/invspinfo.shtml

Invasive Exotic Plants That Threaten Parks and Natural Areas in Alexandria, July 2012. City of Alexandria. Listing under common name by type, plus bibliography. http://alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/recreation/parks/InvasiveExoticPlantsThatThreatenParksinAlexandria.pdf

Least Wanted: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas. Plant Conservation Alliance, National Park Service. Includes illustrated fact sheets. http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/factmain.htm

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