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
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