Spiderwort vindicated in public’s perception

From a June 24, 2010, Missouri Department of Conservation notice:

As interest in native plants continues to increase, this abundant Ozarks wildflower [Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis] is steadily losing its “weed” status and gaining popularity as a colorful garnish to gardens and flower beds.

Read more here.

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“Brush hog on steroids” hired by private and public funds to tear out Japanese Honeysuckle in Missouri

The Springfield News-Leader has just published an article that includes photos of Congressman Roy Blunt watching a carbide-tipped shredder/mulcher clearing invasive shrubs from three acres of private property. The cost to the landowner, $1,500, is offset by half, thanks to a Forest Service grant. Read more here.

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