Phenology updates: bush honeysuckle, Japanese stiltgrass, hairy jointgrass, hydrilla, orange daylily, and bohemian knotweed
Bush honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)– fruiting, green berrys
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) – has germinated and is anywhere from 1 to 6 inches tall. This link might help ID it http://www.nps.gov/Plants/alien/fact/mivi1.htm
Hairy jointgrass (Arthraxon hispidus) – germinated, around 1-4 inches tall. Here is a link to help identify it http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/arahi.htmHydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) – has emerged
Orange daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) – flowerbuds forming
Bohemian knotweed (Polygonum x bohemica) – Hybrid between japanese knotweed and giant knotweed.
Bush honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) – have begun flowering. It is a good idea to not control these with herbicide until it is done flowering to avoid unintentional damage to pollinators.
Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia) – Has started growing. Moneywort is a popular ground cover in landscaping but can readily take over areas, as seen in this drainage area below.