image of Japanese Wineberry

Japanese Wineberry

Nature Loop

Much of our habitat across the U.S. has been disturbed and replaced with invasive plant species. Many can be found here at the park, such as Japanese wineberry, an invasive shrub related to raspberries and blackberries. It is prolific throughout the park, easily identified by its red stems that form thickets along the forest floor. Aggressive and fast-spreading, it replaces native vegetation and reduces wildlife habitat.