Invasive species of animals and plants are gaining increasing
political-scientific-bureaucratic attention in North America
(Mexico-US-Canada). As an iris enthusiast who is also involved with
invasive species policy, I have been reading with interest the various
messages in Iris pseudocorus which I believe is the only "invasive" species
of all the irises.
What we are missing is a detailed knowledge of just where this species has
broken loose from our gardens and invaded natural habitats and, more
particularly, locations where it has agressively taken over habitat from the
I would be grateful if subscribers would e-mail me with the answer to these
1. is pseudocorus living in the wild (that is outside gardens and city
parks, etc.) in your region?
2. do you know of a location in your area where pseudocorus is focusing out
species that make up the natural, local biodiversity.
The more specific the reply the better.
Many thanks. I will compile the replies along with other information and
make it available in one or other format.
If people wish to give me details at the MASS Medley, I will be delighted to
talk to them.
Ian E. Efford