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July 16, 2014

Invasive Plant War at New Germany State Park

The Maryland Conservation Corps recently launched an Invasive Plant War at New Germany State Park.  The five-member MCC crew teamed up with volunteers to remove unwanted plants during the weeklong event.  The main targets of the Invasive Plant War included garlic mustard, honeysuckle, and periwinkle, which are all prevalent within the park and surrounding areas.  These non-native, invasive plants spread aggressively and out-compete native vegetation.  This often results in problems for other species that depend on native vegetation for food.  For example, garlic mustard spreads quickly and out-competes native toothwort, which is the primary food source for the West Virginia white butterfly, a rare native insect. 

 

 

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