Invasive plants are exactly what they sound like: They grow where you don't want them to grow, and they can be nearly impossible to control. When planting a garden or landscaping around your house, there are some innocent-looking plants that can become invasive quickly. One to avoid: English ivy. Sure, it's hardy and can grow quickly to cover the ground and sides of walls, but it also spreads and chokes out native species. In fact, in the northwest part of the U.S., it's considered one of the worst invasive plant species.
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