Invasive Plants

Golden Bamboo
Golden Bamboo

Of the 536 species of plants at the park, 151 of them are non-native.

 
Chinese Privet
Chinese Privet

Invasive plants are non-native plants whose growth habits are highly threatening to native plant life. Invasive plants lower ecosystem biodiversity by monopolizing soil nutrients, water, and changing habitat types.

 
Autumn Olive
Autumn Olive

Some of the most aggressive, and notable invasive species in the park include Phyllostachys aurea (Golden bamboo), Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn olive), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle—right), Rosa multiflora (Multiflora rose), Ligustrum spp. (Privet), and Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass).

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