Looking for other blue Hyacinthaceae - ID needed

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Wed, 07 Apr 2010 13:35:32 PDT
Hi All:

Please be careful when using the term 'invasive'. It carries legally
defined/regulatory connotations linked to documented negative impacts on
native plants in undisturbed natural areas. 

So far, our experience at CBG is that Scilla sibirica does not invade
natural habitats. It does however, persist around old farmsteads and it
does reseed in gardens and other cultivated (roadsides for instance)
areas, but not the natural habitats.

I believe Mary Sue covered a similar topic (invasive versus persistent
plants) a few weeks ago regarding the California region.

Many thanks,

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org

The S. sibirica is invasive in the Chicago area  UZDA Z 5a--on its way
to 6

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