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invasive plants

Gardening with Native Plants

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
UMD Extension Howard County
Learn how to transition the garden from exotics, particularly invasive exotics, to a garden full of beautiful native plants of Maryland that feed our insects, birds and wildlife. There will be plenty of information on the common invasive plants of Maryland as well. Speaker Ann Aldrich's work in...
Branching Out - Winter 2015. Branching Out is published quarterly by the University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program. To subscribe, go to or email editor Andrew A. Kling at .More info

Invasive & Exotic Plant ID and Removal

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Piney Run Nature Center
The Carroll County Weed Warriors offer a free training class on the identification and removal of invasive exotic weeds. After the loss of habitat, the encroachment of invasive exotic weeds is the greatest threat to native wildlife and plants. This training is designed for adults and children...

Walnut Council Annual Spring Workshop

Saturday, May. 16, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Stronghold Demonstration Forest
Join the Maryland Chapter of the Walnut Council for their annual Spring Workshop, to be held at the Stronghold Demonstration Forest. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held at the same location and time on June 13th. Agenda: 9:30 Meet at the Stronghold Demonstration Forest. Tour the...
Bad Plant, Good Plant
One of the most common definitions of a weed is "any plant growing where you don’t want it." This definition covers most situations, but did you know that sometimes the plants you love and...

Weed of the Week - Lesser Celandine

Welcome back to our world of weeds. The undesired plants are already getting a good foothold for the new growing season. Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria L ., also known as Fig Buttercup and pilewort, is a perennial flowering herbaceous plant that is in the process of flowering currently in...

Invasive Plant ID

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Community Resources Building, Prince Frederick
Invasive plants disrupt natural ecosystems throughout the U. S. Learn to identify invasive plants found in Maryland – and in your own yards.

Winning the War on Mile-a-Minute and Kudzu

Kudzu Rice
Kudzu Barry Rice -, You lounge in the sun on your patio, surrounded by a mix of forest and meadow. Your favorite magazine drops from your fingers as you nod off in the pleasant afternoon warmth. Slowly waking from your nap an hour later, you move to stretch your arms. But...
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