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Herald-Times - May 25, 2010. Dame's Rocket Invasive in Indiana Gardens, Natural Areas. Hoosiergardener.com - May 22nd, 2010. By Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp. The very invasive perennial Dame's rocket is frequently confused with the native phlox. Group Takes Aim At Exotic Invasives. Herald-Times - June 14, 2009. MC-IRIS makes its debut. Go Green, Grow Native Initiative in Monroe County. Herald-Times - April 29, 2011. MC-IRIS launches its Go Green, Grow Native Initiative. Create a free web site.
Callery Pear - A Bad, Bad Plant With Pretty Flowers - http:www.mc-iris.org
You may know it by its popular cultivar names – Bradford pear, Chanticleer pear, Aristocrat pear, Cleveland Select pear. They are all cultivars of callery pear, a small ornamental flowering tree brought to the U.S. from China in the late 1800s. Fast growing, tolerant of air pollution, disease resistant, and pretty white flowers in early spring – what more could you want in a landscaping tree? It’s estimated there are 900 acres of forest with an understory completely dominated by callery pear. A...We stil...