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Aegopodium podagraria

Biological Category 
Species Type 
Other Herbaceous
LHPrism Status 
Tier 3 - Established

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Impacts of this species 

Goutweed is a very aggressive plant that often dominates the herbaceous layer of forests, to the likely detriment of the native plants. Effects on wildlife have to be further studied. Deer tend to avoid these while grazing in forests, and prefer native species, giving them a competitive edge. These plants can reproduce relatively quick through vegetative means, and form dense stands, crowding out native species, ultimately reducing biodiversity of an area.