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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute Weed

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Mile-a-Minute

Persicaria perfoliata (mile-a-minute) is a noxious weed present throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is of serious concern in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Garlic Mustard

Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia: Garlic Mustard

One of the most troublesome invasive plants in Arlington County, Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) is an herb of European and Asian origin that was likely introduced by settlers for food or medicinal purposes. Continue reading

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Invasive Plants in Northern Virginia

As of March 2019, 116 invasive species have been documented in the City of Alexandria. On Arlington County’s most recent list, 77 plants are categorized as invasive, with another 32 designated as posing a threat. Each Monday in 2020, we will be looking at a plant designated as invasive by these local governments. Continue reading

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I See Differently Now

By Alyssa Ford Morel, Certified Extension Master Gardener Nearly 20 years ago, I had a life-changing surgery. Since adolescence, my vision had become progressively more near-sighted, and by my early thirties, my uncorrected vision was 20/800. Contacts or glasses were … Continue reading

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