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Barbarians in the Garden: Invasive Species – By Master Gardener Julie Keller

While giant hogweed hasn’t made its way to Georgia yet we have plenty of other invasive plants in our own back yards.   Invasive species, also known as exotic, nonnative or introduced species, are plants and animals that have been introduced, either intentionally or accidentally, into areas outside their natural ranges and cause economic or environmental harm. The three bullies listed below are ones that you probably have on your property, each capable of taking over your garden in a heartbeat.

 

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Chinese Privet (ligustrum sinense)

honeysuckle

Japanese honeysuckle (lonicera japonica)

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Japanese stiltgrass (microstegium vimineum)

 

For information about these and other invasive species, go to bugwood.org where you’ll find a wealth of information and links to more.  For control information this link is very helpful: https://wiki.bugwood.org/Archive:IPSF

 

 

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