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Yellow iris: a botanical bully

June 30, 2009
By Hilary Smith, hsmith@tnc.org

A silent invasion is underfoot. By root. By foot. By fin. Invasive plants and animals are floating, flying, swimming and otherwise hitching rides to new places. These organisms are not native to the Adirondacks. Taking up residence here, they wreak havoc on our rivers, lakes, wetlands and woods. Fisheries, forestry, agriculture and recreation all suffer from the consequences of invasive species.

 
 

 

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