October 3, 2014
Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese Knotweed, is an invasive species resembling bamboo. Originally used as an ornamental garden plant on estates, Japanese Knotweed established itself by the mid 1890′s as a rapid-spread invasive plant quickly moves outward from gardens and becomes unmanageable. Japanese Knotweed has spread to 42 states from coast to coast, and(…)
May 16, 2014
Purple loosestrife has a well-deserved place on the Most Unwanted List for invasive plants in New York, but its beauty makes it a tough target for those seeking to maintain native ecosystems. (Nothing on the Pace Plant Don’t Plant list is more appealing and problematic than purple loosestrife.) The flowering plant, with the scientific name Lythrum(…)
April 8, 2014
Some of the worst environmental threats don’t come from a smokestack or a pipeline. Increasingly, New York State’s ecological health is threatened by an array of invasive plants.