Legacy bulbs-desirable plants or weeds

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford@volvo.com
Thu, 18 Mar 2010 05:27:48 PDT
From: "Boyce Tankersley" <btankers@chicagobotanic.org>

> Hi Kathleen:
> Our experience at CBG strongly suggests that invasiveness is very much a
> regional characteristic. For instance in the Chicago area Buckthorn is
> invasive but in other regions experiencing a zone 5 climate it is not

Invasiveness is so strange. I had to look up European Buckthorn it's Rhamnus cathartica,
and a plant that we are always pleased to see here in Sweden, it's not rare but the 
sort of plant thats worth a special mention. It was first reported during the 1600's,
which means it counts as native. Well well!
PS. Still no chance of any plants in our garden, as it's still covered in a decimeter
    of snow.

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