Below are a number of non-native or invasive plants that can be found in the Triangle. These plants were all photographed at Mason Farm in Chapel Hill, NC, where a dedicated team of ecologists and volunteers work diligently to remove agressive invasives. If you're interested in learning more about North Carolina's invasive species, I recommend taking the Invasive Species class offered by the North Carolina Botanic Garden and taught by conservation ecologist Mike Kunz. Also, feel check out the following link, which illustrates some of North Carolina's invasive species and how to control them.
Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) & Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) on Hackberry Warbler Trail at Mason Farm, Chapel Hill, NC (© Nicolette L. Cagle)
Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) on Hackberry Warbler Trail at Mason Farm, Chapel Hill, NC (© Nicolette L. Cagle)