Identification of a Woody Shrub

Asked October 7, 2019, 10:03 AM EDT

I discovered a patch of these woody shrubs in an opening along an old logging road in a remote part of Lycoming County PA. It does not appear to be a native specie and given the density of the patch, it seems to have "invasive" qualities.
What is it?
Thank you.
Andy

Lycoming County Pennsylvania

1 Response

Here is a link to a Pennsylvania Invasive plants article. The closest match in the article is Japanese spirea. https://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2018/05/invasive_plants_are_swallowing.html
To get a positive identification, I recommend you take a sample with the flowering head and leaves to your local Penn State Extension or talk to the people in your county conservation district.