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Friday, August 29, 2014

Outlawed in Colorado

(Common teasel - Dipsacus vulgaris by Helen Smithwick)

This summer we have concentrated in Colorado invasive plant species, especially targeting those on the List B compiled by the ColoradoWeed management Association. Our illustrations will be used for educational purposes in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
List B consist of species which are prolific seeders often have rhizomatous roots, they emerge early and adapt well into our climate. They also lack diseases and predators. Many of these 'noxious beauties' were originally used as ornamental plants. Please see more pictures from our classes by clicking here.

(Dalmatia toadflax - Linaria dalmatica by Constance Sayas)