[Aroid-l] Great Pistia!
- Subject: [Aroid-l] Great Pistia!
- From: "ron iles" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:18:25 +0100
Best Wishes for everybody to win Gold with their
Water Lettuces in Miami capital of the United States of
Ron Lespedeza (Pistia Protection Society,
State of Purple Loostrife)
PS This is of course not funny
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 4:06
Subject: [Aroid-l] Pistia
Not odd at all.
I assume in FL Pistia are invasive and
are causing the loss of native species.
By the time the Iowa (US) legislature
outlawed purple loosestrife, it was too late. Many of our waterway wetlands
are monocultures of loosestrife. Diversity in our woodlands is disappearing to
garlic mustard and Asian buckthorn. Our native prairies are being overtaken by
Chinese lespedeza. We have lost diversity to agriculture and now are losing it
to development and to these plants out of place.
As Peter Ward put it, are we are
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