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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018

Location: Sebastian, Rails to Trails

This is Ludwigia peruviana
It's an exotic, and it's spread is wide.
But it took many years to determine
The "Invasive, Class 1" label should be applied.

(The article linked below is a fascinating account of the detective work that goes into declaring whether or not a plant is native.)

Sources: Native or Not: Studies of problematic species - Primrose Willow Ludwigia peruviana

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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