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SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

This attractive native shrub, Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry), is a member of the Rose family and is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus)

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet:
Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) was originally promoted for use in hedgerows. It is still widely used for that purpose due to its resistance to deer browsing. As early as 1910, it was observed to be escaping from cultivation, and it now poses a threat to forests and parkland from New England to North Carolina. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Privets (Ligustrum japonicum & L. sinense)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet:
Privets (Ligustrum japonicum & L. sinense) disrupt native plant communities in the understory of forests throughout the southeastern U. S., including Virginia. Both Arlington County and Alexandria list these species as invasive. Continue reading

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