species spotlight

Árbol de Mimosa: especie invasora con flores hermosas

August 9, 2022

Article by Madeline Joslin. Translation by Laura Warman. Según algunas fuentes, André Michaux introdujo los árboles que hoy conocemos como mimosas o árboles de la seda a los Estados Unidos en 1787. Michaux, un botánico francés, se dedicaba a enviar plantas a Francia desde Norteamérica, así como a importar especies de todo el mundo a […]

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Mimosa Tree: beautiful in bloom, disruptive invasive

July 12, 2022

Some accounts say mimosa trees were introduced to the United States by French Botanist Andre Michaux in 1787. From his nursery in Charleston, South Carolina, Michaux shipped North American plants to France and imported species from around the world. Michaux brought mimosa seeds back to his nursery from Persia. However, the mimosa tree is native […]

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Species Spotlight – Chinese wisteria

April 15, 2022

The Triangle is now flush with the coldhearted princess of invasive plants, Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis). While you’re distracted by its beautiful grape-like clusters of flowers and sweet scent, its vines are slithering up and suffocating trees in search of the sun. This woody vine grows rapaciously through runners and seeds, but there are ways […]

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