Monday, April 20, 2009

New Invasive Plant ID Publication

A new publication entitled "Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-alikes, An Identification Guide for the Mid-Atlantic" is now available. The publication was published by the Delaware Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at Delaware State University and the Delaware Center for Horticulture and funded by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

This publication is a full-color, 62-page booklet. The purpose of the work is to facilitate correct identification of confusingly similar invasive and native plant species. Targeted at land managers, gardeners, conservationists, and all others interested in plants, this booklet provides side by side comparisons of over 20 invasive plants and their native look-alikes. Common trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and herbs are included. The booklet includes a section on controlling invasives as well as specific species control recommendations. Lastly, for those of you who are not up on your botany a very thorough glossary of botanical terms is included.

To view the publication on line (you will need a high speed internet connection) go to:

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