Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Dark Willow

According to this report from, New Englanders should be on the lookout for the European gray willow (Salix cinerea), an invasive shrub recently gaining notoriety in these parts. Apparently this willow prefers coastal habitats, and is considered a threat to rare coastal plain pond shore habitats. For now, I can't seem to find a good U.S. resource about this species, so head over to this New Zealand page or this Aussie one for more information. Efforts to eradicate the species from a Cape Cod pond will be proceeding this fall.

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