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October 04, 2015
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Plants behaving badly; Love that ‘ornamental’ plant? Not so fast, please

Japanese hops are an annual climbing vine having five-lobed leaves and stems with tiny barbs. This plant easily can be confused with wild cucumber.

[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.]