> >>>. There is a
> >>>flower called "Fireweed" that looks to be a tuber or rhisome, coming up
> >>>everywhere. They have large red/pink flowers that look like delphiniums
> >Where can I get some seeds? I have a wild area around a small lake where
> >it can 'do it's thing.'
At the risk of being flamed, and not meaning anything unkind, but do you think there
might be a risk to the native environment by introducing a non-native species into it?
All sorts of bad things can happen. Think how less devastating the Oakland (CA) fire
would have been if ther weren't all those non-native eucalyptus trees there. (Eucalyptus
were brought into CA by the wonderful railroad companies as a fast growing source for
railroad ties . As it turned out they were very fast growing and absolutely worthless for
railroad ties!!!) Anyway, I think transplanting wild species into other environments is
dangerous. Even in a controlled environment they can escape (Killer bees for instance.)
John | "There be dragons here"
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