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Title:

Invasive plants often emanate from southern gardens

Author: Miller, J.H.; Miller, A.

Date: 2009

Source: Hortensia 65:17-18

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description:

Did you know that heavenly bamboo, thorny olive, English ivy, Boston fern, privets and many garden favorites are invading forests to their and thus our detriment? Garden clubs should band together to protect our natural vegetation against invasive plants that take over the habitat of the native flora. Often called non-native, exotic, or noxious weeds, they occur as trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns, and forbs. Some have been introduced into this country accidentally, but most were brought here as ornamentals, often long ago. Tree-of-heaven, Japanese honeysuckle, mimosa and glossy privet came to our shores from Asia in the 1700’s.

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Miller, J.H.; Miller, A. 2009. Invasive plants often emanate from southern gardens. Hortensia 65:17-18

 


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