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Spotting invasive plants may be harder than you think

The words “invasive plant” might seem self-explanatory, but in fact there’s a lot more to them than one might think. “With the development of Invasive Plant Councils in Canada in the last several years, people have started thinking beyond just invasive plants and weeds infesting crops,” says David Clements, professor of biology and environmental studies at Trinity Western University in B.C. ‘Backyard’ invasive plants are still something to avoid. [PDF of full article]

Growing Guide (February/March 2010) in Canadian Gardening magazine
Notes: This piece was part of a ‘How To’ gardening package I wrote for the annual which has a different theme every year.

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