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Re: Re: Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???

Amen lady!  Well said.
Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 3/18/2004 11:09:17 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddleia davidii a noxious weed???

> Well, quite a few plants that many of us struggle to keep going are
> weedy in benevolent climates.  IMHO, tho', the whole "noxious" weed
> issue has gotten out of hand.  States are putting any plant that
> self-seeds and is not indigenous to their area on their little lists;
> seems to be quite a competition out there to see who can develop the
> longest list of non-native plants.  Well, doing that does keep a lot
> of people busy and makes them think they're doing something
> constructive, I guess.
> Problem is that humans have interfered with natural areas.  Once we
> do that and disturb the native eco-system, we upset the balance and,
> generally forever.  You can't go back tho' many seem to be trying to.
>  Back to what, I ask?  Which century; which millennia are they trying
> to return to?  Many native plants have fairly stringent requirements
> in order to thrive.  When those cannot be met, they do not thrive and
> other plants move in who can live quite well in whatever has happened
> to the habitat.  Ohmygod...it's NOT native and it's thriving; kill it
> quick so we can try to make something grow there whose habitat we've
> mucked with to the point of no return.  Eccchhh!  
> Oh well, I shall dismount my little soapbox and go back to work:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: TeichFlora@aol.com
> > 
> > Thought this was interesting......
> > Oregon puts Buddleia davidii on noxious weed list. The Ore. State
> Weed 
> > Board placed Buddleia davidii on its noxious weed B list. There is
> no 
> > quarantine, and homeowners will not be asked to remove the plant
> from 
> > landscapes, but the state has started eradication efforts and an
> awareness 
> > program. Officials reported large populations of B. davidii in Coos
> County 
> > outcompeting Douglas fir seedlings and hampering reforestation
> efforts. The 
> > listing applies to the species only, and the state recognized that
> many 
> > cultivars and hybrids are not invasive. Ore. St. Univ. North
> Willamette 
> > Research and Extension Center scientists are researching which
> cultivars 
> > are least likely to escape into native areas. 
> > http://www.oda.state.or.us/information/news/2004/040227weed.html
> > 
> > Noreen
> > zone 9  <----well into Spring now.
> > Texas Gulf Coast
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