Glossary: Naturalized, Invasive and Noxious: Invasive Plants are a big problem.

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Glossary:  Naturalized, Invasive and Noxious

By SongofJoy
November 26, 2012

The terms “invasive” and “naturalized” are used to refer to both garden plants and non-native plants growing in wild areas.

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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Nov 26, 2012 7:55 AM CST
Here in North Central Texas we have Chinese privet
http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symb...

Wax leaf ligostrum also a major invader in our forests ans city parks.
http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symb...

Also Salt Cedar Tamarisk along our rivers and water ways.
http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symb...

The Zebra mussel is clogging some of our lakes
http://www.texasinvasives.org/action/report_detail.php?alert...

Here is a link to Invaders of Texas http://www.texasinvasives.org/invasives_database/index.php Angry
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 26, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Great link. Thanks, Josephine. Here is one of our egregious invaders.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2009-...

http://tninvasives.org/

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Nov 26, 2012 2:35 PM CST
Yes, we have it here too, but not as much as the ones I mentioned.
We all have to be vigilant and do our part. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2012 3:19 PM CST
I agree We have Japanese Knotweed, loosestrife and ivy here in our area that have become a problem. Oh, and scotch broom.

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hazelnut
Dec 10, 2012 9:12 AM CST
Chinaberry, Asian wisteria, Japanese privet, and English and poison ivy are major invaders in my yard.
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fiwit
Feb 21, 2013 6:09 AM CST
And what kills me is that you can BUY some of these plants at big box stores every spring. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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frostweed
Feb 21, 2013 7:42 AM CST
Yes, something needs to be done about that problem Crying
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