An invasive plant can be defined as any plant that grows where you don’t want it and in a way that is difficult to control. Also, invasive plants are not always ugly specimens. They can spread very well through many traits. They grow quickly, reproduce quickly, adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions, and can even change their growth habits to better suit new locations. Express.co.uk spoke to simplyswider.com creator Viktor Holas to identify some invasive garden plants.
Many garden centers and nurseries continue to sell select invasive plants, but experts say invasive plants can cause “severe damage” and should be “avoided.” I warned you.
The first plant Viktor listed is Japanese knotweed, commonly known to do a lot of damage when lurking in a garden.
Perhaps one of Britain’s worst invasive plants, the Japanese knotweed forms dense colonies almost everywhere: roadsides and railways, riverbanks, wastelands, building sites and around new developments.
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There are two characteristics that make plants invasive. First, invasive plants spread quickly and easily from one place to another. The seeds may be carried by wind or running water, and may be eaten by birds and scattered in droppings or on animal fur.
Parts of the plant itself, often roots, can be spread out during the construction of roads and bridges, dug up plants from gardens and dumped in the countryside, attached to boats and transported, or lightened roadsides and developments after construction. It can be planted or planted to
For some reason, invasive plants are often spread as a result of people’s actions, usually unintentional.
Second, invasive plants can suffocate native plants in their natural habitats, take over habitats, steal nutrients, dry out soils, block waterways, and displace wild plants in their wild habitats. It also often has the secondary effect of suffocating native plants and causing food loss for the insects that eat them.