Mayne Island Conservancy Society

Good and Bad Plants

Encourage These Good Plants!

Photo of Sweet Cicily
Sweet
Cicily
Photo of a Small Flowered Alumroot
Small Flowered Alumroot
Photo of a Spotted Coralroot
Spotted Coralroot
Photo of a Miner's Lettuce
Siberian Miner's Lettuce
Photo of a Mock Orange
Mock
Orange
Photo of an Indian Pipe
Indian
Pipe
Photo  of a Northern Starflower
Northern Starflower
Photo of Ocean Spray
Ocean
Spray
Photo of Oregon Grape
Oregon
Grape
Photo of Rattlesnake Plantain
Rattlesnake Plantain
Photo of Vanilla Leaf
Vanilla
Leaf
Photo of  Wild Strawberry
Wild
Strawberry

Eliminate These Bad Plants!!!

Photo of Scotch Broom with Seed Pod
Scotch
Broom
Photo of English Ivy
English
Ivy
Photo of Himalayan Blackberry
Himalayan
Blackberry
Photo of Oxeye Daisies
Oxeye
Daisy
l
Daphne *
Spurge Laurel
Photo of Periwinkle
Periwinkle
 
 Photo of Rose Campion
Rose
Campion
Photo of a Hairy Cat's Ear
Hairy Cat's
Ear
Photo of Swedish Ivy
False Lamium
or Swedish Ivy
Photo of Bull Thistle
Bull
Thistle
Photo of Herb Robertl
Herb
Robert
Photo of Purple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife
*    Daphne (Spurge Laurel) habit and control are featured in the Conservancy's on-line Wanted Dead brochure

*      For the latest bulletin about invasive plants on Mayne click here

*     Our own Native Plant Nursery offers seeds, seedlings & well started native plants

Acknowledgement & Links

More information and links to further research are available at these web sites:

Thanks to the following for the photographs used on these pages and for the information displayed in a "tooltip" on each of the above thumbnail illustrations:

  • Al and Dell Maxwell for sourcing most of the photographs shown above and the lighted-hearted but sincerely felt information that accompanies them

  • Trish Hoff and Michael Dunn for proofing the page and making suggestions

  • Pat Zuest of Toronto & occasional Mayne Islander for raiding her hard drive for native plant pics

More Native Plant Pictures

Photo of CamasMirriam Isaac-Renton, who took this picture of a Camas flower in a meadow on the top of Mt Parke writes:

"I was actually very surprised to see the purple camas flower in an unfenced area up on Mount Parke - usually these flowers are hammered by deer. In places with lots of deer, you usually only see the white flowered death camas - the deer won't touch it, for obvious reasons. However, the leaves of camas and death camas are almost identical so the plants are easy to mistake when they are not flowering. That makes me wonder whether the deer just hadn't been up there in a while, and hadn't seen the flowers to distinguish the plants, and assumed that the normal camas was just another death camas. Also, I had never seen camas up on Mount Parke before, so it makes me wonder where it came from. Had someone planted it there recently? Or was it a bulb that has been sitting there for ages, but I had never noticed it because it had always been grazed before? Or is it just that I had missed seeing it in previous years?"

For orientation purposes the photo in a generally westerly direction; in the background is Prevost Island.

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If you want to know more about the variety and beauty of native plants you would do well to visit our Facebook page regularly to look at the photographs appearing in our Native Plant of the Week. The Brittle Prickly Pear, photographed here by Tony Frates, is one of an ongoing series in this public album. The comments by Tod Carnahan and others are interesting & informative too!


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