Land Plants - invasive

Old Man's Beard (Clematis vitalba) on Jan 6, 2011

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

Fuzzy white flowers with brown vines, growing on trees and bushes.


Dear Mr. Leo Ramos,

Thank you so much for reporting Old Man's Beard. This is a high priority new invader in Linn County. Oregon Sea Grant and the South Santiam Watershed Council have a program where youth conduct rapid response to new invaders as part of job/skill development and watershed science curriculum. An excellent teacher Jennifer Costelow leads these youth. I will contact her to see if she would be willing to organize a response to this infestation, possibly in partnership with the City of Lebanon. Thanks again. I will keep you in the loop as things progress.

Tania Siemens
Invasive Species Early Detection and Rapid Response Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy
WISE Program Coordinator (Watershed and Invasive Species Education)
Oregon Sea Grant Extension

Tania Siemens
Jan. 10, 2011, 3:46 p.m.