Exotic Pest Reporting
Jil Swearingen, USDI National Park Service, Bugwood.org
Common reed (Phragmites australis) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in West Virginia in 1969.
Common reed commonly forms extensive stands), which may be as much as a square kilometer or more in extent. This non-native grass is beginning to crowd out local plant life, growing and spreading into dense 15 foot-high clusters and threatening to dominate entire ecosystems.
Summaries of State Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
02/14/2019 - Turkey Point phragmites will be cut
02/01/2019 - A growing problem: Invasive plants and waterfowl
11/16/2018 - Phrag fight: is it friend or foe?
09/28/2018 - Phragmites control continues
09/06/2018 - The problem with phragmites
07/23/2018 - Is this Canada's worst invasive species?
03/20/2018 - Western States, Wyoming Wage War On Invasive Species
02/13/2018 - 'Evil crab grass on steroids' moves into Alberta
01/23/2018 - Neighbors Angered at OC South-End Cutting
09/07/2017 - Amphibious phragmites removal at Brucedale
08/11/2017 - Wet summer helps invasive plants spread
08/09/2017 - AIS Phragmites Control
08/04/2017 - Noxious weeds continue to be constant battle
07/31/2017 - A week to learn how to STOP invasive species
07/24/2017 - The good and bad of scenic highways
06/23/2015 - Efforts expand to control invasive plants
07/14/2014 - Phragmites Fight Continues
06/04/2014 - State Money to Combat Lake Invasives
03/25/2014 - Invasive Weed Studied
03/25/2014 - The Problem With Phragmites
03/21/2014 - MPP Pushes for Noxious Weed Designation