TITLE

Bad seed

AUTHOR(S)
Setziol, Ilsa
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
High Country News;4/18/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the aspects of fountain grass and other invasive garden plants that have infested several areas in the U.S. Reportedly, the California Invasive Plant Council nonprofit organization has identified 100 ornamental plants that have wildly grown and infested an array of areas, such as rocky slopes, streambeds and hillsides. It also cites the weed programs of several states designed to eradicate invasive plants that could hamper agricultural development in the country.
ACCESSION #
60388504

 

Related Articles

  • Architectural Plants.  // Chicagoland Gardening;May/Jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p69 

    Images of architectural plants are presented, including the pink-plumed fountain grass.

  • Management of the Invasive Hill Raspberry (Rubus niveus) on Santiago Island, Galapagos: Eradication or Indefinite Control? Renteria, Jorge Luis; Gardener, Mark R.; Panetta, F. Dane; Crawley, Mick J. // Invasive Plant Science & Management;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p37 

    The eradication of an invasive plant species can provide substantial ecological and economic benefits by eliminating completely the negative effects of the weed and reducing the high cost of continuing control. A 5-yr program toward the eradication of hill raspberry (Rubus niveus Thunb.) in...

  • Inhibition of an invasive plant ( Mikania micrantha H.B.K.) by soils of three different forests in lower subtropical China. Yu-Ping Hou; Shao-Lin Peng; Bao-Ming Chen; Guang-Yan Ni // Biological Invasions;Feb2011, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p381 

    Biological invasion represents one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, and invasion ecology research has become one of the central issues of contemporary environmental science. However, the relative role of soil development as correlated with succession in influencing variation in...

  • Give Invasives The Boot. PROCOPIOU, CHRISTINA // Wildflower (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center);Summer2014, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p30 

    The article offers tips for stopping invasive plant species from spreading in the garden. Topics discussed include looking for invasive plants in bloom in order to clip seedheads or pull the whole plant to throw away as garbage in a bag, cleaning off boots and equipment, being aware that seeds...

  • Assessing Invasiveness of Exotic Weeds outside their Current Invasive Range. Rinella, Matthew J. // Invasive Plant Science & Management;Oct-Dec2013, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p545 

    When exotic species invade a region, it becomes important to assess their invasiveness in adjacent uninvaded regions to determine if weed prevention measures are needed. Leafy spurge and knapweed species arc absent from the vast majority of eastern Montana, but the region is surrounded by...

  • Medusahead Ecology and Management: California Annual Grasslands to the Intermountain West. Nafus, Aleta M.; Davies, Kirk W. // Invasive Plant Science & Management;Apr-Jun2014, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p210 

    The spread of medusahead across the western United States has severe implications for a wide range of ecosystem services. Medusahead invasion reduces biodiversity, wildlife habitat and forage production, and often leads to increased fire frequency and restoration costs. Medusahead is problematic...

  • from the editor. SHINN, MEGHAN // Horticulture;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 108 Issue 7, p6 

    The article presents some of the author's favorite plants in her garden. She cites that the Potentilla atrosanguinea "Fireball" is the plant that disappointed her which she replaced with the perennials Penstemon digitalis "Husker Red" and the dwarf fountain grass Pennisetum alopercuroides...

  • Tackling invasives. Zampini, Maria // American Nurseryman;Jun2011, Vol. 211 Issue 6, p10 

    The article offers the author's insight regarding the control of invasive plants in the U.S. The author states that as defined by the U.S. National Arboretum, invasive plants have the ability to spread and flourish aggressively outside of their natural range. She says that an open dialogue among...

  • Have Fun...Sow Laughter, Reap Smiles!  // Chicagoland Gardening;May/Jun2011, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p12 

    The article offers gardening tips for the months of May to June in the U.S. Gardeners may start growing ornamental plants by May 15, cited as the average last frost date in the country. Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant transplants may be considered after danger of frost has ended in mid- to late...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics