What is this little pink flowe?

Asked June 27, 2020, 4:40 PM EDT

This plant with little pink flowers appeared in my garden. I am hopping you can identify it. Thanks! Ruth

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

This is a Japanese spirea, a foreign shrub which unfortunately has escaped and become invasive.

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/compiled-invasive-plant-list

There are many varieties of spirea. Some seem to stay put, but since this is a volunteer, you known that this one is not to be trusted. We recommend that you remove it before it gets into parks and natural areas.

Ellen