Friday, April 30, 2004

Whirling Chervils

The wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) has resprouted in Vermont , and researchers are keeping a close eye on some of the plants by setting up experimental plots. As reported by The Herald, the scientists have been studying the species for several years, and have already learned important lessons that will be used to develop better management techniques. For example, though wild chervil was thought to be a biennial, individuals often survive for several years, meaning that continued cutting or mowing is needed to prevent their spread. Bonus points to The Herald for using the plant's scientific name.

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