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Re: SPEC:Pseudacorus-An appreciation

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: SPEC:Pseudacorus-An appreciation
  • From: James Brooks <hirundo@tricon.net>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 20:13:48 -0700 (MST)

At 02:21 PM 4/1/97 -0700, you wrote:

>I'm not sure how scared we should be about its "crowding out" native
>plants.  I've been observing it for some 20 years 'round our campus pond.
>It's presently limited to two modest clumps (there have been as many as
>four) and seems not particularly eager to seed itself around.  It's been
>over here for the better part of two centuries, I'd guess, and seems not
>yet to have had much impact on the native flora.  Purple loosestrife--now
>there's something to worry about!
>What's the evidence for pseudacorus being aggressive and crowding out
>native plants?  Anyone?
>Bill Shear

I might worry about it if I lived in Louisiana, but around here it is the
only wild water iris that I know of. It is not widespread. I know of two
areas here in Northeast Tennessee, one owned by TWRA, the other by TVA.
Here's to hybird vigor.
James Brooks
Jonesborough, TN
First iris bloom, a white generic MDB, on 3/31!

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