This popular shrub can spread beyond cultivated areas and into native habitats in many eastern and midwestern states. As it is very tolerant of deep shade, it can thrive in the interiors of forests. Since it is a rapid grower, it can out-compete native plants, often forming dense thickets.
Lesser Celandine is considered highly invasive, and in many states, nurseries are prohibited selling the
plant. Its rapid growth early in the spring allows it to out-compete many native ephemerals. This has the
effect overtime of allowing this invasive to become the predominant in the landscape.
Bamboo can be an extremely invasive plant (most species we see are from Asia) that is VERY hard to control once it takes hold. Some species can even grow into structures and buildings through holes and cracks and cause structural damage. And, as with any invasive plant, bamboo degrades natural areas and displaces native plants that support our wildlife and pollinators.