New list identifies 87 invasive plant species in Virginia

DCR has updated the list of non-native invasive species in Virginia.  Read the article in today’s Richmond Times Dispatch.

“Planting anything on this list could affect adjacent natural areas,” said Kevin Heffernan, DCR Natural Heritage stewardship biologist in the release. “Gardeners should think twice about planting anything that might be aggressive in their yard, especially if they live near a park or a forest.”

It might be best to plant only native species when possible.  You don’t know which non-native will be come the next problem species!

Also be on the lookout for a new invader, wavy-leaved basket grass.  If you see it, report it.


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