Coastal Currents: Invaders

Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. /

Thinking of replacing your lawn with English Ivy, Pampas Grass, and Chilean Cordgrass? Some people think that's a bad idea.

Maybe Andrea Pickart from the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge knows why. 

Wondering which plants its OK to murder? Check out this rogue's gallery.

Regardless, it's important to note the distinction between invasive species and non-native species. Many non-natives won't, say, overrun your local marsh. 

Further reading: the California Native Plant Society. 

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