20 plants that will take over your yard
Sure, they're attractive, but keep a close eye on these specimens.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Some of the following plants are sold as ornamental plants. Some of them are native to one region, but are considered invasive in others. Some are just totally invasive imports. If you see one of your backyard favorites on this list, don't let them get out of control.
2. Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata)
3. Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)
4. Soapwort or "bouncing bet"
5. Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Photo: Tomwsulcer/Wikimedia Commons
6. Snow on the mountain
Photo: Funki Sock Munki/Flickr
Photo: E. Dronkert/Flickr
8. Moon flower
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9. Creeping jenny
10. Goldflame spirea
11. St. John's wort
12. Lemon balm
Photo: Richard Peterson/Shutterstock
13. Vinca, or periwinkle vine
Photo: Forestwander Nature Photography/Wikimedia Commons
14. Trumpet vine
Photo: Thanamat Somwan/Shutterstock
15. Scotch broom
Photo: Henry Huey/Flickr
16. Wild violet
Photo: The Montessorian Librarian/Flickr
17. Virginia creeper
18. English ivy
Photo: Monika Olszewska/Shutterstock
20. Elephant ear
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