Phenology updates: Mile-a-minute, Oriental bittersweet, Tree of heaven, Privet, and Ivy

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Mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata) – [plant with triangular leaves] seedlings growing. Please note, AOWCP is still tracking populations of this species.  If you see any please report it to appalachianohioweeds@gmail.com

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Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) – seedling (above), flower buds (below)

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Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) – leaf out

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Privets (Ligustrum spp.) – flower buds forming

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Ivy – (Hedera spp.) – Interesting set of photos demonstrating why it might not be a good idea to landscape with ivy.  This ivy happens to be growing behind the siding.  Second photo is almost 4 feet above the ground

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About appalachianohioweeds

My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

Posted on May 9, 2013, in Invasive phenology updates and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. is that boston ivy? I hate that stuff, don’t know why anyone wants that stuff growing up their brick houses and a friend of mine had some planted in her yard and it spread into the surrounding woods around her house, yuck, I will have to look up the mile a minute and privet to see what exactly it is, your pictures were okay but a bit hard to tell what the flowers looked like on the privet. amazing how many plants get out of hand, I have hottatunyia and love it but it is confined as I mow around it all the time so it cannot spread out beyond the house area, it smells wonderful, I have two kinds and its beautiful. and edible too.

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