Beware of spring invasives that can damage your property

by Dorothy McGowan

Be aware of spring invasives that can damage your property

There are 3 spring invasive plants that can take over your yard and damage your property value as well as crowd out valuable natives for pollinators, butterflies, and birds:
Garlic Mustard – a pretty dark green plant with white flowers that produce thousands of seeds that will take over your yard: https://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/al…

Mile a minute vine – also called the devil’s tongue for good reason –https://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pe…

Lesser celadine – this invasive is not the pretty wood poppy (http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result….) but is this onehttps://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/ra… that one of my neighbors says he has taken bushels of the stuff out of his yard and when walking near the creek a couple of weeks ago saw that it had blanketed the forest floor crowding out native plants
For more see Plant Invaders of the Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas:https://www.nps.gov/planTs/alien/pubs/mi…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s