Invasive plants negatively impact on native species and habitats, transforming and threatening whole ecosystems. They can cause serious problems to rural and urban economies and the environment. Invasive weeds cause extensive damage to property, reduce land value and spoil aesthetic appeal.
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Giant hogweed is a close relative of cow parsley originally from Southern Russia and Georgia. It can reach over 3m (10ft) in height. Although this striking plant can be attractive in certain situations, most gardeners will want to eradicate it, as it is potentially invasive and the sap can cause severe skin burns. It is widely distributed in the wild and poses a serious risk to people who are unaware of its potential for harm.
Although the flowers are attractive, rhododendron has few other attributes that offset the negative impact it can have on a site that it invades. It is an aggressive coloniser that reduces the biodiversity value of a site; it obstructs the regeneration of woodlands and once established is difficult and costly to eradicate. As bushes mature and occupation of an invaded site increases, physical access can be reduced by the sheer density and size of the plants present, and the cost of some management operations (e.g. felling) can increase if the bushes require treatment first. Mature bushes also act as a prolific seed source for invasion of adjacent areas, and are a continued source of new plant material into areas successfully cleared.
Himalayan balsam is a relative of the busy Lizzie, but reaches well over head height, and is a major weed problem, especially on riverbanks and waste land, but can also invade gardens and allotments. Fast growing Himalayan balsam tolerates low light levels and also shades out other vegetation, so gradually impoverishing habitats by killing off other plants. It is sometimes seen in gardens, either uninvited or grown deliberately, but care must be taken to ensure that it does not escape into the wild. Himalayan balsam is a tall growing annual, 2-3m (6-10ft) in height