Latest Invasive plant species Stories
Results of a recently published study offer land managers another option in fighting cogongrass, the seventh most troublesome weed worldwide.
The authors of an article featured in Rangeland Ecology and Management discuss the long-term effects of prescribed burns, mowing, and herbicides on the environment within the mountain regions
A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.
Collectors found the first two specimens of the prickly plant in 1974 and 1990 in west Texas. Then, for two decades, the 14-inch-tall plant was identified wrongly as one species, then another and then a third.
The Weed Science Society of America has announced that it will participate in the upcoming annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society in Savannah, GA from July 13-16.
Issues related to threatened and endangered species are the focus of two new studies appearing in the journal Science, one of which focuses on how to balance recovery efforts with the eradication of invasive species.
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.
Some introduced (i.e. non-native) plants become abundant, threaten species richness and the well-functioning of ecosystems, the economy, or health (plant invasion).
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,
Among the most impressive ecological findings of the past 25 years is the ability of invasive plants to radically change ecosystem function.
Carnarvonia is a genus of large tree species. The genus may also be referred to as the Red oak or the Red silky oak. This flowering plant genus is a member of the Proteaceae family. Carnavonia consists of only one single species, Carnarvonia araliifolia. The species is then broken down further with two varieties: C. araliifolia var. araliifolia and C. araliifolia var. montana. C. araliifolia will typically grow to 100 feet tall. The trees are endemic only in Queensland, Australia. They are...
Opisthiolepis is a genus of large tree species. The trees belong to the Proteaceae family and only contain one single species. Opisthiolepis heterophylla is the sole described species that makes up the genus. The Opisthiolepis heterophylla species may also be commonly referred to as the Blush silky oak, the Pink silky oak, the Brown silky oak and the Drunk rabbit. Opisthiolepis trees grow to nearly 100 feet tall and can commonly be found in rainforests, tablelands and mountains. The trees...
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...
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,...
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...
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