Shining Geranium (Geranium lucidum) on May 7, 2019
Submitter has sample EDRR Status: Local expert notified
Description of specimen
Shiny Geranium - extensive invasion on forest floor of property owned by Camp Withycombe. Observed from my private property that was also invaded, but I've now removed.
How to control shiny geranium, from WA noxious weed control board: Individual plants and small infestations can easily be controlled by carefully hand-pulling, bagging, and putting in the trash. Make sure to remove its fibrous roots to prevent resprouting. Larger populations can be covered with sheet mulch - ideally overlapping pieces of cardboard covered with a thick layer of woodchips. Make sure to repeatedly monitor and control seedlings before they set seed.
Hi - I live on property that is adjacent to the deeply forested area of Camp Withycombe. Shining Geranium is aggressively spreading across the forest floor, and I'm very concerned about how much it has spread in the past two years. I've removed the weed from my property, but can see what's happening to the Camp Withycombe forest. Is there anything you can do to help? Thanks in advance! Jan Merrick
Samuel Leininger Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District 4-County Cooperative Weed Management Area Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area Pacific Northwest Invasive Plants Council