Exotic Pest Reporting
Craig Ramsey, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Japanese climbing fern
Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium japonicum) is an invasive plant. It was first detected in South Carolina in 2006.
Japanese climbing fern is a perennial vine-type fern, reaching up to 90 feet in length. . It can grow so dense that it forms a living 'wall', leading to the elimination of seedlings and other native vegetation.