Marie Jasieniuk is a professor with the Dept. of Plant Sciences at UC Davis.
A major pathway of introduction of non-native invasive plants into new geographical areas is the global horticultural trade in ornamental plants. Even though only a small percentage of ornamental species escape cultivation and become invasive, those that do can have major negative impacts. In California, more than half of the most invasive plants damaging the state's wildlands and natural areas are derived from horticultural ornamentals. PlantRight™ (
From the Topics in the Subtropics blog :: March 4, 2020
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So I've gotten a few calls lately about this vine with a big green pod that is growing in lemon trees. What is done with it and how do you get rid of it?
Araujia sericifera, cruel vine, moth plant, bladderflower is an escaped ornamental that has become an invasive weed in California. Yes, a pretty vine brought into the garden – “poor man's stephanotis” - and it's gotten out...