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Monday, October 25, 2004

Hello Old Friend

Seems our native Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) has secretly been vacationing in the Orient. As reported by, the goldenrod has been used an an ornamental in China since the 1930s, and has since escaped into the wild and become invasive. Researchers, noting its propensity to displace native plants, are calling for its eradication. Bonus points to China Daily for using the plant's scientific name.


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