University of Maryland Extension

Invasive Plants

kudzu vine

Kudzu

mile a minute vine and berries

Mile-a-minute vine

Invasive plants cause damage through their displacement of more desirable plants. They show up in overwhelming quantities in our lawns, gardens, business landscapes, pastures, woodland areas, and agricultural fields. We spend our chore time, our free time, and our volunteer time trying to hold back the tide, and yet they come.

Who Should Care About Invasive Plants?

  • Gardeners
  • Food Gardeners & Food Eaters
  • Birders & Hunters
  • Motorists & Pedestrians
  • Park Staff & Park Visitors
  • Animal Lovers

oriental bittersweet vine

Oriental bittersweet covering native plants

Home & Garden Information Center Resources for you:

Canada thistle in garden bed

Canada thistle

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