Ornithogalum - weedy?

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:49:08 PST
A note on weedy bulbs prompted by Diane's remark,
"I assume people in your area behave similarly to those here.  Those
>bulbs didn't leap out of the garden on their own and colonize waste
>ground.  Instead, people weeded their garden and trundled the weeds
>to the nearest public space where they dumped the wheelbarrow full of
>whatever they didn't want.  That gave the weedy bulbs their start."

We think this must be the only way that a colony of Kniphofia got way out 
in the Mt. Hood National Forest at about 4000 feet elevation: somebody 
dumping garden debris. As far as I know, it is not spreading.

Jane McGary

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