Friend of foe

Asked March 25, 2016, 7:24 AM EDT

I have this vine type plant growing under a stand of white pine trees. Can you identify and let me know if it's invasive or not. Thanks you

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

This is the alien evergreen vine known as euonymus vine or wintercreeper (euonymus fortunei). Yes, it is a non-native invasive and shows up in parks and natural areas spread by birds that eat the berries. It then grows over the ground, smothering plants, or up trees.

This is becoming more and more of a problem.