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Hardy Kiwi

Hardy Kiwi

Hardy kiwi is a deciduous woody vine that can grow up to 20 feet per year. Hardy kiwi readily germinates under a closed canopy and can climb up and smother native vegetation and reduce biodiversity.

By June 25, 2019 Read More →
Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock

Poison hemlock is biennial herbaceous plant that grows as a rosette in the first year and grows a tall flower stalk in the second. Its fern-like leaves are at least 2 feet long and pinnately compound. The stem is hairless, hollow and speckled with purple.

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Giant Reed

Giant Reed

Giant reed is a perennial grass capable of growing up to 20 feet tall. Its leaves are up to 2 feet long and opposite in arrangement. It flowers in late summer with a purple to silver feathery plume atop its stem.

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Porcelain Berry

Porcelain Berry

Porcelain berry is a perennial, deciduous vine that can grow up to 20 feet long. It produces small greenish-yellow flowers that develop into hard berries in various shades that mature to a bright blue.

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Japanese Angelica Tree

Japanese Angelica Tree

The Japanese angelica tree is a deciduous shrub or tree that can grow up to 40’ in height. The tree is multi-stemmed, and the bark is covered in sharp thorns.

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Tree of Heaven

Tree of Heaven

Tree of heaven thrives in disturbed habitats but is highly intolerant of shade. Infestations are most commonly found beneath powerlines and along rights of way, as well as in riparian zones, forest edges and openings.

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Glossy Buckthorn

Glossy Buckthorn

Glossy buckthorn is a deciduous shrub, or small tree, that can grow up to 30 ft in height. Bark is dark gray to brown with white lenticels.

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
Black Locust

Black Locust

Black locusts threaten prairies, savannahs and upland forests. They have an extensive root system that allows them to reproduce clonally, sprouting many clones in one area. As they grow, they’ll form islands of dense canopy which shade out any plants below them.

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
Norway Maple

Norway Maple

Norway maples produce large numbers of seeds which can be widely dispersed due to their winged samaras.

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Multi-flora Rose

Multi-flora Rose

Multi-flora rose is extremely prolific, producing large amounts of seeds which are dispersed by birds. These seeds can remain viable for 20 years

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Border Privet

Border Privet

Border privet is a deciduous shrub that may grow to be 20 ft. tall. It forms dense thickets, shading out native plants. It also displaces native shrubs and seedlings in regenerating forests.

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
Cattails – Narrowleaf and Hybrid

Cattails – Narrowleaf and Hybrid

The dense rhizome mats and thick layer of leaf litter that cattails produce, exclude other plants from growing within cattail stands, making them a threat to biodiversity.

By May 27, 2016 Read More →
Japanese Barberry

Japanese Barberry

Japanese barberry is a deciduous shrubs that can grow 8 ft. tall. It has grooved stems with single or paired thorns in the nodes.

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Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket

Dames rocket is a flowering biennial that was introduced in North America in the 1600s. During its first year, it grows as a basal rosette. In its second year, its flowering stem grows up to 4 ft. tall. Dames rocket has alternate, lance-shaped leaves with serrate margins.

By May 26, 2016 Read More →
Common Daylily

Common Daylily

Daylilies produce clusters of 5-9 large, showy orange flowers. Each individual flower exists only for one day.

By May 26, 2016 Read More →