Which invasive plant is this? It has thorns and a strong smell.
Due to its thorns, it takes gloves and added effort to remove the invasive Lantana bush from dry forests.
This vine is considered medicinal to some, however we remove it from dryland forest restoration sites.
Bitter gourd is very common in Hawaii due to its food and medicinal properties. Unfortunately it has invaded dry forests.
This plant has seed pods that holds hundreds of feather-like seeds that fly in the wind. It is helpful to pull up the plants before the seed pods burst.
The Balloon plant's feathery seeds that easily spread in the wind make this plant especially invasive.