Help Weed Out the Invasive Black Swallow Wort Vine

The dangerous black swallow-wort vine has invaded Newton – and now its prolific seed pods are starting to burst open to further disperse its wind-born seeds.  This non-native invader is fatal to monarch butterflies, and threatens plant species and habitat by completely blanketing and taking over areas.  It is now in our yards, parks, and villages centers, climbing up fences but equally prolific sprawling over the ground.  Pull up or cut the plants and get them and the pods into trash bags and dispose as trash – before the pods burst!  See the black swallow-wort flyer below for more information.

Black-Swallow-wort-flyer

(Information courtesy of Newton Conservators)