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Invasive Plants

Dalmatian Toadflax

Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria genistifolia ssp. dalmatica) is an attractive, hardy perennial plant that can withstand cooler weather and is toxic to animals, though poisoning is rare since livestock will generally…Learn more

Daphne

Although it has a poisonous sap, Daphne or Spurge-Laurel (Daphne laureola), is a top ornamental pick for gardens. This species can be purchased at a number of garden centres in…Learn more

Didymo or “Rock Snot”

Didymo (Didymosphenia geminate) or “Rock Snot” is a fresh water diatom most commonly found in high elevation streams and rivers throughout northern Europe and North America. It has long been considered a…Learn more

English Holly

English holly (Ilex aquifolium) is grown for its bright red berries and spiny, dark green evergreen foliage. A large shrub or small tree, English holly has become a serious invasive because of…Learn more

English Ivy

English ivy (Hedera helix) is an evergreen vine that is recognized as a serious, smothering invasive in much of southwestern BC. It is commonly planted to provide quick cover for walls and…Learn more

Eurasian Watermilfoil

Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is a perennial aquatic invasive plant that established in the early 1970s in the Okanagan and has spread to select…Learn more

Field Scabious

Field scabious (Knautia arvensis) is a perennial plant that competes with forage and pasture land, and is also found along roadsides at mid-elevations of the province. Once established, is very difficult…Learn more

Flowering Rush

Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is a beautiful aquatic perennial resembling a large sedge. This delicate-almond scented plant can be found along shore lines of lakes or rivers. As an invasive…Learn more

Garlic Mustard

It is a herbaceous biennial plant growing from a deeply growing, thin, white taproot that is scented like horseradish. In the first year, plants appear as a rosette of green leaves close to the…Learn more

Giant hogweed

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a perennial and currently distributed in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Gulf Islands, and central to southern Vancouver…Learn more

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