Good and Bad Plants
Eliminate These Bad Plants!!!
* 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
Acknowledgement & LinksMore information and links to further research are available at these web sites:
- Invasive Plant Council of BC
- E-flora BC's Invasives Page
- Biocontrol Agents & Host Plants in BC
- Native Plant Society of B.C.
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 PicturesMirriam 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.
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!