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2014-02-10 23:01:30

The Weed Science Society of America discusses the upcoming National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) and identifies ways individuals can prevent the spread of invasive plants. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 National Invasive Species Awareness Week is scheduled for February 23-28. And according to experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), it’s a topic that deserves our attention. Non-native plants, animals and pathogens can harm humans and...

Invasive Plants A Problem In Europe
2014-02-03 12:51:48

Pensoft Publishers Some introduced (i.e. non-native) plants become abundant, threaten species richness and the well-functioning of ecosystems, the economy, or health (plant invasion). Environmental policies that attempt to restrict the expansion of non-native species are based on a consensus among scientific experts that invasions are a serious environmental problem. An example of a problematic non-native species in many parts of the world is Fallopia japonica, the Japanese knotweed that...

2014-01-17 23:04:36

An article published in the latest issue of Invasive Plant Science and Management features a survey of natural resource professionals and ranchers in Colorado and Wyoming. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Downy brome is an aggressive, invasive winter annual grass and may be the most abundant plant in the western United States. Ranchers and natural resource professionals agree: downy brome, also called cheatgrass, is a problem. The consensus, however, ends there. These two groups...

Study Shows Invasive Plants More Likely To Be Replaced By Other 'Invasives'
2013-11-20 14:16:55

University of California - Santa Barbara Among the most impressive ecological findings of the past 25 years is the ability of invasive plants to radically change ecosystem function. Yet few if any studies have examined whether ecosystem impacts of invasions persist over time, and what that means for plant communities and ecosystem restoration. UC Santa Barbara's Carla D'Antonio, Schuyler Professor of Environmental Studies, has conducted one of the only long-term studies of plant invader...

Invasive Plant Thrives Because It Adapts Quickly To Local Climates
2013-10-17 14:25:07

University of Toronto University of Toronto research has found that purple loosestrife – an invasive species that competes with native plants for light and nutrients and can degrade habitats for wildlife – has evolved extremely rapidly, flowering about three weeks earlier as it has spread to northern Ontario. This has allowed populations of the species to thrive in the colder climate with a more than 30-fold increase in seed production. "The ability of invasive species to rapidly...

2013-07-29 23:25:03

Mimosa Lotus enters the worldwide web with a fresh take on self-discovery that promises to be short, sweet, achievable and fun. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Mimosa Lotus was created by two friends and one-time colleagues, who were both searching for the answer to that big question, “How can I be happier in my life every day?” Erin Stam and Laurie Luh had what most people would consider dream jobs as executives at a very successful feature film production company in Beverly...

2013-07-29 23:03:09

Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America say Ludwigia can overwhelm native plants, degrade water quality, increase flood risk and reduce the available habitat for water birds and fish. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands. The exotic invaders are Uruguaian primrose-willow (Ludwigia...

2013-07-18 23:04:50

An article in the current issue of the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management reported on results of experimental Herbicide Ballistic Technology testing conducted over a 1-year period while flying helicopter surveillance operations over the islands of Maui and Kauai. These tests showed positive results for miconia search efficiency, target acquisition rate, and herbicide use when correlated to plant target density. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 The Hawaiian Islands are...

2013-06-24 23:17:44

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are among those participating in the Aquatic Plant Management Society's annual meeting. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Scientists, professionals and policymakers interested in the management of aquatic weeds will gather next month for the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) annual meeting. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is among the exhibitors at the event, which is scheduled for July 14-17 in San...

2013-03-26 23:02:41

New initiatives have transformed how we gather and consolidate information about harmful invaders. Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say it is important to use that information to take effective action before an infestation spreads. LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Over the past decade, dozens of “early detection, rapid response” initiatives have been launched by states to keep invasive species from devastating natural habitats and damaging our...


Latest Invasive plant species Reference Libraries

Mexican water Lily, Nymphaea mexicana
2014-01-17 13:39:59

The Nymphaea mexicana is a flowering plant species. The aquatic species may also be referred to as the Yellow water lily, the Mexican water lily or the Banana water lily. N. mexicana is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant can be found in the southern US and Mexico. In some cases Nymphaea mexicana has been introduced to non-native, wetland areas out of its normal range and it has been known to invade that ecosystem. The plant may be cultivated for its attractive qualities and...

Fragrant Water Lily, Nymphaea odorata
2014-01-14 16:11:48

Nymphaea odorata is an aquatic plant species. The species may also be referred to as the Fragrant water lily or the Beaver root. N. odorata is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. N. odorata prefers shallow lakes and ponds; slow moving waters allow the plant to flourish. The species can be found throughout Canada, North America and Central America. The species roots itself at the bottom of the pond or stream. Long petioles connect the plant to the water’s surface, where its smooth,...

Small Yellow Pond Lily, Nuphar pumila
2014-01-14 14:42:07

Nuphar pumila is commonly referred to as the Small yellow pond-lily. It is an aquatic, perennial plant in the Nymphaeaceae family. The species is also known as the dwarf water lily, due to the fact that it is the dwarf species of Nuphar lutea. It is important to note however, while N. lutea has a star-shaped form of the stigma disc and the undersides of its leaves are glabrous, N. pumila has a round stigma disc and the undersides of its leaves are fine-haired. N. pumila has large oval...

Leaves of a Foxnut, Euryale ferox
2014-01-13 16:54:10

Euryale ferox is a flowering plant commonly known as the Foxnut. It is the only species in the genus Euryale. The plant is classified in the water lily family known as Nymphaeacae, although it is sometimes regarded in its own distinct family: Euryalaceae. E. ferox grows in water and produces bright purple flowers. It has large and round leaves that often measure more than 3 feet in diameter. It has a leaf stalk that is attached in the center of the lower surface. The upper surface of the...

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2005-07-12 12:07:29

Waterlilies (Nymphaeaceae) belong to the Order Nymphaeales. They are tuberous plants that are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria. Modern genetic tests of the flowering plants by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group have shown that the water-lilies are among the most primitive of the flowering plants. The white water-lily is the national flower...

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