iris declared noxious plant
Well here in The Bay Of Plenty New Zealand the iris has reached a new high
or low depending on which view you take.
Iris Pseudocorus (Yellow Flag) was declared a noxious plant & is now banned
from sale, propagation or distribution. Hefty fines will be imposed on
anyone caught flouting this law.
It is described as : Robust, rhizomatous perenial aquatic plant up to 2
metres in high. Forms clumps or a floaring mat but may establish in drains
or low lying pasture. Flowers : 4 to 12 goldern-yellow flowers, 5 to 12 cm
wide may have brown or violet veins. Leaves : Spear shaped. Dispersal:
Deliberate planting or fragmentation of mat. May spread by seed. Control
: Mechanical & application of herbicide.
Is this plant noxious in the States & Canada or is it a NZ thing ? ?
Hmmmm, I must go & remove the big clump that I have from plain veiw to a
more hidden spot.
Oh the Nutsedge or nutgrass is mentioned also as a plant to be controlled as
it maybe come invasive. I seem to recall a thread about this plant.
On a brighter note Spaztel, Okalahoma Bandit,Words N Music, Wedding Vow,
Andi are all in full bloom & they look GREAT !!!!
Where the sun is shining & the sky is blue
Life is great ! ! !
Sonya van der Hulle at email@example.com
Edgecumbe,The Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand.
temp.-2C or 28F in the winter. 31C or 88F in the summer.
zone 9 (thanks Chad)
The first country to see the light of the new day.