You might have read this term…

Invasive species.From the National Invasive species Information Center is the definition:1.Non-native(alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and 2. Whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.The species here refer to plants.Invasive plants are introduced species that can thrive in areas beyond their natural range of dispersal.These plants are adaptable,aggressive,and have a high reproductive capacity and few natural enemies leads to outbreak populations.The following plant-aka weed- is an example of a invasive plant listed.It is Canada thistle-Cirsium arvense-known as Plumed Thistle(ex;Bull,Yellow,Swamp,and Canada)The plant can grow up to five feet high and has a purple flower.This weed hails from Europe with 92 species in N.A.Almost any part of the plant’s root stock can start a new plant making it hard to eradicate.The seeds travel through the air by bristly plumes or parachutes.

Like a lot of weeds-they have a plus side.Goldfinches love ’em!

 

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