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Pa. Bans Sale of Three Invasive Plants: Ravenna Grass, Glossy Buckthorn, Common Buckthorn


February 10, 2022


The Pa. Department of Agriculture has added glossy buckthorn, common buckthorn and ravenna grass to a list of noxious weeds - plants that cannot be legally sold or cultivated in the state. The non-native plants spread aggressively into wooded areas and fields, crowding out beneficial plants and disrupting native ecosystems. The ban on sale and cultivation will take effect April 5, 2022 with enforcement phased in over the next year.

Property owners should consider eliminating these plants and seek native alternatives when choosing plants for landscaping.

Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) is...

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