Land Plants - invasive

Shining Geranium (Geranium lucidum) on May 27, 2020

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Many shiny green leaves with small pink flowers. The stems are turning bright red. Identified with Seek by iNaturalist. Would like to know how to remove it if possible! I also have identified some Old Man's Beard and am wondering if there are more invasive plants in our yard.

Commentary

Hello and thank you for your report! You're correct this is shiny geranium. Here is some information for control: https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/weeds/shiny-geranium. If you don't have much, you can pull and trash the plants. It seeds prolifically so you may have to continue pulling as new plants sprout. But if in a small area, this will be effective over time. You can try replanting the area with native plants, there is a great guide called Garden Smart Oregon available online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/197414 that gives ideas for natives (or well-behaved ornamentals). Clark Co Conservation District is a great resource as well although they are currently closed due to covid-19. (https://clarkcd.org/)

Lindsey Wise
May 29, 2020, 9:34 a.m.