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A new plant invasive for British Columbia

Gary Williams of Coquitlam, British Columbia, reported the discovery of Spartina anglica (English cordgrass) in BC in the latest issue of Botanical Electronic News.

Spartina anglica is an aggressive, invasive species that spreads over mudflats. It is anecdotally known to displace native flora. The rich diversity of shorebirds, waterfowl, invertebrates and fish that are supported by the native flora are likely not as well supported by the monotypic stands of cordgrass.


Posted by Daniel Mosquin at 3:11 PM on March 18, 2004