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Have We Been Introduced?

Spotted Knapweed
Spotted Knapweed 

 

Many of the wildflowers and grasses you see at Cress Creek belong here. They are native plants.

However, some of the plants you see here were introduced from other places like Europe and Asia. They are non-native plants.

Non-native plants are quick to invade an area

and change the environment leaving it damaged for animals and humans alike.

Bull Thistle, for example, chokes out the native plants most wildlife uses for food and shelter, and offers little benefit in return.

Bull Thistle
Bull Thistle


 
Last updated: 03-25-2013