There is a war on “invasive” species, and we are against it. We have a different perspective about these species. The normal view on “invasives” is that they often take over lands that were previously populated with native plants and/or animals. They are said to push out or overwhelm or out-compete the natives. They are seen as threats to biodiversity…

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Restoration, Who Lives Here

White Sweet Clover

When I first arrived here in 2003, I was really unfamiliar with the plants, being an exotic transplant myself. But I spent a lot of my free time with plant guidebooks in hand as I walked the land getting to know my new community. By 2006, I was starting to notice a tall white clover—or was it a lespedeza?—along the…

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