Garry Oak Meadow Invaders to Watch For

Credit: Gillian Reece; BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fish

Avoid planting and stop the spread of the following highly invasive plants near Garry oak trees or any other wild ecosystems throughout our province. To remove these invasives, before they set seed cut them down to the ground if they are woody or pull them out by hand if they are herbaceous:

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Convolvulus arvensis (morning glory or bindweed)

Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)

Daphne laureola (laurel-leaved daphne)

Digitaria species (crabgrass)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Hedera helix (English ivy)

Hypericum formosum (St. John’s wort)

Rubus discolor (“Himalayan” blackberry)

Taraxacum officinale (dandelion)

Ulex europaeus (gorse)

Vinca minor (periwinkle)