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Wearing thick gloves, pull small plants by hand.

Japanese barberry is a spiny, deciduous shrub usually feet, but can grow up to 6 feet in height.

It has small, oval-shaped green leaves with smooth edges. Leaves turn red in the fall.

Forms dense stands, out-competing native species: deadly to Monarch butterflies.

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) Prohibited in Michigan. Japanese knotweed is a perennial shrub that can grow from 3. Invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to the nature of Massachusetts. Unless they are managed, these non-native plants can out-compete, displace, and kill our native species.

Seeds are abundant and easily dispersed by wind to roadsides, hedgerows, fields, train tracks and forest edges.

Use our guide to help identify some of the most common invasive plant. The Massachusetts Prohibited Plant List prohibits the importation, sale, and trade of plants determined to be invasive in Massachusetts.

This ban also covers the purchase and distribution of these plants and related activities, and includes all cultivars, varieties and hybrids of the species listed. Sep 26, Consider the following native shrubs for your fall planting: red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata), ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius), Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), inkberry holly (Ilex glabra), wild hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica), silky dogwood (Cornus racemosa) and New Jersey tea Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.

Apr 01, Invasive plants in Massachusetts: 31 types that could be growing into a jungle in your backyard This shrub has white flowers in the spring and red berries in the fall. It originates in Asia Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. May 24, skymoon13 / Getty Images Latin Name: Tecomaria capensis, Bignonia capensis or Tecoma capensis Family: Bignoniaceae (trumpet creeper) Native to: South Africa near the Cape of Good Hope USDA Zones: Height: ' in vine form, ' in shrub form Exposure: Full sun to light shade Growing profile for the Cape honeysuckle; Lisa, our Guide to Pool and Patio, was telling me.

Acer pseudoplatanus L. (Sycamore maple) A tree occurring mostly in southeastern counties of Massachusetts, primarily in woodlands and especially near the coast.

It grows in full sun to partial shade. Escapes from cultivation inland as well as along the coast; salt-spray tolerant; dispersed by wind, water and vehicles.