Plant Database forum: Invasive check box?

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Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 3, 2014 7:42 PM CST
Guess I was busy when you added 'Dynamic accumulator'. Thumbs up

Okay, here is my plant database question and I can't see an answer on my own.
Is there a box to check to indicate that a plant has been classed as invasive (in some states)? Also is there a box to check for plants which tend to be 'aggressive'.

Not for example, a dandelion which would be considered by some to be a salad ingredient and by others to be a noxious weed; I mean for plants that gardeners in some areas may need to be 'warned' about if they choose to grow them they could upset the local ecosystem, clog waterways, shade out/crowd out native plants, etc.

I understand we can add this type of thing in the comment section; just wondering if I was missing a check box when I am looking.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 3, 2014 9:01 PM CST
I think, I have seen this topic discussed before, and I think it was just to problematic to be included in the database other than as a comment item.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 4, 2014 6:53 AM CST

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Jay's right, we did conclude at the time that using the comments field to indicate its invasiveness for your area is the most helpful thing you can do for future visitors to that entry.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 4, 2014 9:23 AM CST
Thank You! Dave and Thank You! Jay. I figured that was the best way since we live in such a large world.
Could you please tell me where to find that discussion so I can read it.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 4, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Hi greene! I think that this might be the one... The thread "Adding Noxious/Invasive to misc.info." in Plant Database forum
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Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 4, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Thanks. I read the thread and it seems sort of...not finished.

For now I guess the comments section is the place to put this information, but so many people don't read comments they may go ahead and plant something and miss the warning.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 4, 2014 1:33 PM CST
I agree Since that thread started, I have found that I check the comments section more, but.... Shrug! I do like the idea of having a "note" that might suggest that there could be/possibility may exist that it could be invasive, and to check with your regional USDA website.
Name: Ron
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rattlebox
Aug 4, 2014 9:16 PM CST
"May be invasive" I think might be a better checkbox than simply "Invasive".

The comments area might be a good place to say "Not invasive in my area" and why, but I think the potential seriousness warrants a checkbox spotlight. I think it is certainly more important than many other attributes that DO have checkboxes.

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