Invasive Plants

Invasive plants are becoming a huge problem all over the country. Once they take up residence, they can crowd out and destroy native vegetation. These plants often grow very quickly and can be difficult to get rid of. How are they spread? By a variety of ways, including seeds being carried by wind, cars, water runoff, hikers and on the feet of animals. The FRCC takes controlling invasives very seriously and hires a specialist to help with this difficult task. Interested in helping out? Throughout the year there are volunteer days where a few people can make a BIG difference. Use our contact form to let us know you are interested and learn more.

Here are some resources for invasive plants found in our area:
List of CT Invasive Plants
Invasive Plants in Your Backyard
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Guide - A terrific guide put out by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. It is actually for mid-Atlantic invasive plants but contains many found in our area.

Please Report Immediately:
Japanese Stiltgrass
Giant Hogweed - This is a potentially dangerous plant that can cause skin burns. A few isolated instances of it have been found in CT. Often confused with other plants like Cow Parsnip or Poison Hemlock.

More on Giant Hogweed...

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