Invasive species

Adam Fikso
Sun, 02 Aug 2009 09:35:22 PDT

Hi, Jim:  Arundo donax can be had in Illinois and is invasive along with 
purple loosestrife which is not sold in nurseries as far as I know but is 
something of a problem in drainage ditches.  From time to time a small 
nursery or yard sale may offer it but it is rapidly taken off the market. 
Privet is in hedges and not invasive in Illinois in my experience.

Most of the rest of the list has to be cosseted and pampered to grow in 

From: "James Waddick" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:18 AM
Subject: [pbs] Invasive species

> Dear Friends,
> Just a bit of related info. A New York Times article lead me
> to a list of  "100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species"
> according to the IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group reported at:
> The list includes algae, fish, invertebrates and the following 32 Land 
> Plants:
> African tulip tree (Spathodea campanulata)
> black wattle (Acacia mearnsii)
> Brazilian pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius)

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