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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)
Also known as Silk Tree or Silky Acacia, this Asian native tree was introduced from China in 1745 and has been cultivated as an ornamental because of its showy flowers. As a prolific seeder, it can escape cultivation and readily establish in natural areas. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet
Japanese Honeysuckle is a perennial vine that climbs by twisting its stems around vertical structures. This ubiquitous invader now threatens forests and wetlands throughout the eastern half of the United States. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet

Unfortunately, Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata) escapes from cultivation and naturalizes in a variety of environmental conditions. It is especially troublesome in warmer climates and is considered as invasive in natural areas in both Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Spiraea (Spiraea japonica)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet:
The rapid spread of Japanese Spiraea when it escapes from cultivation crowds out native species in natural areas. It is now classified as invasive in the Mid-Atlantic states, including Virginia, and is on the list for Arlington County. Continue reading

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