invasive species

Invasive Buckthorn by the Numbers

INVASIVE PLANTS DEFINED native plant: in North America, a plant that was found in a particular area prior to European settlement or has arrived since then through natural means of dispersal. Example: side oats grama, Bouteloua curtipendula non-native plant: in North America, a plant that was introduced to a particular area after European settlement via …

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Shabbona County Park in Spring

Shabbona County Park is a [publicly accessible] postage stamp spring woodland in a sea of corn and soy. Tiptoeing through the robust carpet of spring ephemerals. Cutleaf toothworts, woodland phlox, rue anemone, wild leeks, spring beauties, Dutchman’s breeches, trout lilies, mayapples, trilliums. Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) flowers with a pinkish tinge my camera failed to …

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