WAS - prohibited plants; NOW Who makes up these lists?

Aad van Beek avbeek1@hotmail.com
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:04:45 PDT
I find it equally frustrating that all those botanist, ecologist, 
taxonomist or scientist have there own ridiculous list of plants they 
don't want to share or make available to the public just for the sake of 
publishing an article in a journal that jan modaal (joe public, otto 
normalverbraucher) never reads.


On 3/20/2017 11:25 PM, James Waddick wrote:
> Dear Friends
> 	These list are almost always ridiculous becuase they are made up by elected or volunteer plant lovers who are neither botanists, ecologists, taxonomists or any kind of scientist.  They wouldn't know a Dandelion from an Endive in many cases.
> 	These list come together from rumors and newspapers of fabulous tales of some rare plant ‘taking over’ their back yard.
> 	Go to one of the state ‘Native Plant  Facebook lists” and be amazed at the utter lack of knoweldge most people have about any plants and especially about what is “native”, ‘invasive”, “endangered” etc.
> 	It is unfortunate when any local or state entity gives these imaginary lists some official status without any kid of scientiifc or botanical review. Happens all the time.
> 	The proverbial ‘Grain of salt’ is needed big time when looking at these list, but some are hilariously wrong. 		Just don’t count on the lists as scientific fact. 		Jim W.

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