Invasives: Thunbergia alata

Discussion in 'Plants: Conservation' started by Pitter, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Pitter

    Pitter Active Member 10 Years

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    Of the various invasive species on my property this is hands down my greatest enemy.
    I´ve only seen it at higher altitudes here, above 1600m so I suppose it can´t tolerate the heat down in the valley.
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Oh god, that's what that stuff is? It's eaten entire valleys here between 1200 and 1800msnm. The one saving grace is that the flowers are very tasty in salads.
     
  3. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    We pay good money to grow these as annuals, up here in the Great White North!
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It's worse than KUDZU.
     
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    Pitter Active Member 10 Years

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    Up in the Great White Nort it dies off in winter. Here there are no controls!
     
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    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    We have Ipomoea (Morning Glory) and not to forget the prickly wild blackberry, and Hedera (clings to suburban forests in Vancouver).... and of all things, these are not native???
     

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