Invasive Plants

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Re: Invasive Plants

Postby panamint_patty » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:16 am

surfsteve: I think what he meant was that sometimes salt cedars start growing around springs up in the canyons in the area and that when that happens they displace native plants. The same is true of mesquites and a few other garden plants. Birds can carry their seeds out into wilderness areas and the plants can take over and crowd out natives. As for in town, I completely agree with you. People should do something to beautify the town and I salute those who keep plants growing in their yards.
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Re: Invasive Plants

Postby wildrose » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 am

surfsteve: Have YOU looked around? Once you get up into the canyons there are a lot of plants. Just look on the DVPLANTS.COM website and you'll see that there are hundreds of different plants growing in this valley. Maybe only a couple dozen on the valley floor, but as soon as you get up into the canyons there are lots of interesting plants to see.
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