Invasive plants and local alternatives

Weeds aren't the only plants that can be invasive. Seemingly innocent ornamental perennials and annuals -- many of which are readily available at local nurseries -- can lead to gardeners' remorse in just a few short seasons. Here are some of the biggest offenders, along with some native and demure alternates to consider. --JESSICA DAMIANO, jessica.damiano@newsday.com

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