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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 02:59 PM
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Let's hear it for the Lounge's official perniciously invasive plant species


KUDZU, BABY!
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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:02 PM
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1. i wuz wondering who would have the balls enuff to bring that back
to the lounge.
you win!
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:35 PM
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2. We'll never get that crap outta here now!
Way to go ...

Bake
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Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:36 PM
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3. No chance in Iowa or New Hampshire for kudzu
Kudzu has no chance in the early plant competitions in Iowa and New Hampshire due to inhospitable climates.

However, if it makes a strong showing in warmer South Carolina later this month, it may yet prevail over its competitors for "official perniciously invasive plant species."

The Algerian ivy promises to put up a strong fight. Its cold and shade tolerance may prove more important than kudzu's rapid growth.
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:38 PM
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4. I'll see your kudzu
and raise you a field of Phragmites!!!

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Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 03:49 PM
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5. Current candidates. Any others?
Kudzu
Algerian ivy
Phragmites
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-03-08 04:26 PM
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6. Melaleuca (dial-up warning)
Melaleuca



Cuban knight anole



Giant African snail



Water hyacinth



Florida! We're number one with invasive species!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:11 PM
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10. Ooooh, I hate fucking water hyacinth
We get that here too. They have to spray for it in the delta.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:24 PM
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14. Our anoles are so drab by comparison.
:boring:
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Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 08:53 PM
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7. It's winter -- wait until spring
Then the kudzu will really take off.

Do kudzu threads (like kudzu) do better in warmer weather?
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BlueCollar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:03 PM
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8. I was starting to get a little worried...n/t
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:08 PM
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9. Japanese Knotweed


No kudzu here, just Japanese motherfucking Knotweed. :grr:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:22 PM
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11. Norway Maple / Acer platanoides
...is invasive in most places in the US. They are commonly sold at plant retailers anyway.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:23 PM
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12. let's do it!!
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:24 PM
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13. Buckthorn. It's the kudzu of the North, and it's got really nasty thorns.
Edited on Sat Jan-05-08 09:29 PM by ocelot
Nasty shit. You can't get rid of it without tactical nuclear weapons.

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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:27 PM
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15. Broom.

Yeah, thanks a lot, US govt, for planting this pest along highways.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:33 PM
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16. I hear it's going places
:evilgrin:
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:37 PM
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17. Siberian Elm tree
Edited on Sat Jan-05-08 09:40 PM by quantessd
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:39 PM
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18. Slap a little mayo & mustard on it,
I got a fuzzball'll take care of it on his lunch break.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-05-08 09:45 PM
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19. English Ivy / Hedera helix
Yes, it's easy to grow and it looks nice. But it also attracts vermin! Rats enjoy living in English ivy. Don't plant it or you'll be sorry!
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Catbird Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 12:41 PM
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20. Dog fennel
How do you get rid of dog fennel? Sell the land

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