Invasive Woody Plants

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Updated: July 21, 2021

Weed Identification Photos

Identify common Maryland weeds by growth habit.
flowering ground ivy
Updated: July 15, 2021

Introduction to Invasive Plants

What are invasive plants and why are they a problem? Here are examples of invasive plants and their impact on people and wildlife.
invasive english ivy vines climbing up a tree
Updated: July 19, 2021

Containing and Removing Bamboo

Where possible, removal of bamboo will require less long-term effort than attempts at containment. Nonetheless, each approach requires vigilance and persistence.
invasive bamboo growing along a roadway
Updated: June 28, 2021


How to identify and manage invasive wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius).
invasive wineberry shrub showing foliage and red berries
Updated: June 28, 2021

English Ivy

How to identify and manage English ivy (Hedera helix).
Invasive English ivy leaves covering the ground
Updated: June 23, 2021

Removing Invasive Plants and Planting Natives

How to Transition an Area from Invasive to Native Plants
forest overgrown with invasive plants
Updated: June 16, 2021

Invasive Plants to Avoid Buying for your Yard and Garden in Maryland

Invasive plants that should not be introduced into your yard and garden.
Invasive Japanese barberry shrub
Updated: June 14, 2021

Autumn Olive

How to identify and manage invasive autumn olive (Elaeagnus sp.).
invasive autumn olive shrub with creamy white flowers
Updated: June 14, 2021

Winter Creeper

How to identify and manage winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei).
invasive winter creeper shrub with small white flowers
Updated: June 10, 2021

Tree of Heaven

How to identify and manage invasive tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
invasive tree of heaven foliage