Invasive Plants

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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: September 29, 2021

Bradford Pear

How to identify and manage invasive 'Bradford' pear trees.
Invasive Bradford pear trees in bloom with white flowers
Updated: August 3, 2021

Japanese Stiltgrass

How to identify and manage invasive Japanese stiltgrass using an Integrated Pest Management approach.
Details of Japanese stiltgrass with white line down the center of leaf blades
Updated: July 20, 2021

Wavyleaf Basketgrass

How to identify and manage wavyleaf basketgrass using an Integrated Pest Management approach.
invasive wavyleaf basketgrass
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

Wineberry

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