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September 18, 2014
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Plants behaving badly; Love that ‘ornamental’ plant? Not so fast, please

Japanese Barberry is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to eight feet tall. Being highly shade tolerant, this plant can easily displace native herbs and shrubs in the forest.


[Special thanks to Jamie Myers and the NPS for service above and beyond the call of duty. Jamie has considerable experience combating invasive plant species growing along the Upper Delaware, specifically Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife. Providing guidance and resources to private property owners and community groups alike, Jamie has served on the steering committee for the Delaware River Invasive Plant Partnership and, more recently, on the executive committee for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership.]