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Invasive Plant Identification & Removal

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Dr. Marc Implay, renowned Maryland invasive plant expert and recent award winner of the 2014 “Volunteer/Terrestrial Award” from the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council of Maryland, will give a talk about key invasive plants in the area and what we can do to combat them. Meet other local groups that...

Weed of the Week - Lesser Seeded Bittercress

Lesser-Seeded Bittercress, Cardamine oligosperma , seems to be abundant in the landscape currently. This is a newer weed in this area, and can be found in turf, landscape, in ground nursery and also container nursery production. Very similar to Hairy Bittercress, it is typically a summer annual,...

Weed of the Week - Blue Mustard

Blue Mustard
800x600 Blue Mustard, Chorispora tenella, is becoming a concern in some nursery settings. Not native to this area, it may arrive with nursery liners. It is a fall germinating winter annual, and a prolific seed producer. A native of the Soviet/Asian continent, it entered this country in the late...

Going Buggy???

Pryeria Sinica moth
If you have an interest in insects, the University of Maryland has a site that should not be missed Bug of the Week In addition, for more information on other emerging insect pests, click on Emerging Invasive Plant Pests . The Home and Garden website offers continually updated timely tips for a...
Purple Loosestrife
Maryland has many alien and invasive species and more are coming each year. Alien and invasive species are plants, insects and diseases which have been introduced into the State from other parts of...

Giant Hogweed

Hogweed
Giant hogweed growing in Washington, DC. The iron fence in the photo is 6 feet tall. Photo by Sandy Farber Bandier, University of the District of Columbia Cooperative Extension Service Imagine an alien world where simply brushing up against the giant leaves of the plants that tower above you will...
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