• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Invasive plant information

Wavyleaf basketgrass

Wavyleaf basketgrass

NPS Photo - Jake Hughes

Some species known or suspected to be harmful are uncommon enough that Park-wide control or even eradication-the elimination of all individuals-may be the goal of management. You can help in this effort by watching for and reporting these nonnatives when visiting the Park.

Send us a report! of these species or post your discovery on the EDDMaps website (eddmaps.org). Follow the links below to see where we know about occurrences of these species, or to learn more about them.

 

Akebia quinata (chocolate vine)

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Acer platanoides (Norway maple)

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Arthraxon hispidus (purpleheart grass)

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Broussonetia papyrifera (paper mulberry)

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Clematis terniflora (sweet autumn virgin's bower)

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Dioscorea polystachya (Chinese yam)

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Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)

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Euonymus fortunei (wintercreeper)

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Hedera helix (English ivy)

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Mahonia bealei (leatherleaf mahonia) (also known as Berberis bealei)

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Miscanthus sinensis (Chinese silvergrass)

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Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius (wavyleaf basketgrass)

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Pueraria montana (kudzu)

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Rhodotypos scandens (jetbead)

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Viburnum dilatatum (linden arrowwood)

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Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold's arrowwood)

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Did You Know?

A huge fieldstone fireplace, built by U.S. Marines, is the centerpiece of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover’s sitting room at Rapidan Camp

Visitors to Shenandoah National Park can visit President Herbert Hoover’s rustic and beautiful summer vacation home, Rapidan Camp.