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Old Jan 14, 2012, 2:36 AM   #1
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Default Flora - Purple Fountain Grass

These are not native to California, and are considered invasive. They are everywhere but I think they are quite pretty.





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Old Jan 14, 2012, 6:04 AM   #2
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That's quite attractive and your shots really bring out the details.
The plain brown variety is really invasive in the south side of the big island here in Hawaii. To the untranied eye they do look beautiful but to the local plants experts the are a serious threat to local grasses. Someone brouht them them in a decorative plants and they went wild.

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Old Jan 14, 2012, 9:05 PM   #3
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Really like the pictures, the second one especially is striking.

So often well-meaning actions will cause havoc with an environment. When looking up the botanical name of the California Poppy, I discovered that it's been occasionally planted outside its native area and become a problem.
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As has been already mentioned 2 very striking compositions of a rather pretty plant. Albeit invasive.

This has been a great topic for a biweekly shoot-out with so many different examples of mother nature's handiwork and the conditions in which these plants thrive and survive.

It isn't always the hand of man that causes non native species to be introduced into an ecosystem. Birds and animals do so as well. As does the wind.

This is not an example of invasive plants, but I do have 4 plants in my yard which I find fascinating 2 are rhododendrons and 2 are mountain laurels. All sprouted up on their own. I didn't plant any seeds or seedlings. They just appeared on their own. I also have anywhere between 30 to 60 Lady Slippers growing in my front and backyard. Whenever I find them I'm simply careful
not to cut the grass or disturb the soil close to the plant. They seem happy and I'm happy to be able to enjoy them.
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