Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lovely but Problematic

Japanese Barberry, Berberis thunbergii. Invasive plant in Connecticut, many planted as ornamental shrubs in yards and they've spread to the woods. More information here. The foliage turns orange and red in autumn and even in November some still retain their foliage.

Today our family took a nature walk for some fresh air. I had fun also taking photos.

Photo taken 11/15/09 by ChristineMM in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

1 comment:

Dana said...

Beautiful. We have some invasive plant here that is taking over our waterways. They are beautiful, but so hardy. Worse, if you try to dig them up, you end up with more plants than you started with because each of the root fragments sprouts a new plant. The only reasonably successful control is chemical.

Why don't people think through these things before introducing new flowers into our gardens?