Sunday, June 21, 2020

June 11, 2020: Dame's Rockets

Dame's Rockets, an alien plant brought to America with the first settlers, is becoming quite dominant along the south side of the south lake.  This species produces an abundant amount of seeds and is dispersed with the aid of mammals and some birds.  Controlling Dame's Rockets is not easy and should be done before the pods are fully mature.  The vast majority of these plants at the Park have purple flowers.  This photograph shows a plant with white flowers and was found along the Stone Brooke spur (west side of Pond M). (Wolf. Oesterreich, 5/24/20)

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