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WANTED: warning!

Posted by greenstargardener z6 TN (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 4, 06 at 10:38

I somewhere picked up a lespedeza shrub at the swap. Since I was not familiar with its growth patterns, I looked it up on the web = turns out it is a noxious invasive from asia - I am going to destroy it instead of planting it. Just thought you all might like to know...

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RE: WANTED: warning!

You might want to make sure it's the invasive kind before you trash it. Not all Asian shrub lespedezas are invasive and one, L. thunbergii, is a fabulous garden plant. L. bicolor is the bad guy, as well the weedier Asian species L. sericea.


RE: WANTED: warning!

How can I make sure, Marty?

RE: WANTED: warning!

i went to the EastTN swap a few years ago and shocked people that i would have poke-weed [pigeonberry] seeds. poke salad is a traditional southern food, and so although i wouldnt recomend planting them in your flower garden, even weeds can be useful as long as you know what your getting into.

RE: WANTED: warning!

Speaking of poke, I would LOVE to have a start of the variegated pokeweed. I've even seen it featured in a gardening magazine!

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