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Old 09-07-2004, 08:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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What plant was 'original' to North America? Take a look in your garden and 99% of what is planted there came from overseas, Asia etc.

The concept of 'original' fauna and flora is very flawed. At what point in time does one say 'original' occured? Evolution is punctuated by emergance of new species and of subsequent changes in fauna and flora. I think the means by which US authorities, be they local or national, use to try and return an ecosystem to 'original' is usually useless, most often playing into the hands of herbicide suppliers, and has other side effects which are often even more negative.

Hygrophila polysperma is just one small item in a much larger issue. Vermont uses Sonar on lakes to try and rid them of Eurasian milfoil. Very good for the supplier and maker of Sonar herbicide - but useless in the lake and seemingly does cause side effects to fauna as far as I have observed. In this case, a weed cutter or some good old fashioned work might help to rid some inlets of this plant rather than using herbicide.

The issue is: who has the knowledge and right to say what is original in terms of species. Plants, seeds, pollen travel in the air, by water, by animal activity.

There are a lot more environmental priorities to address: rural runoff poluted with lawn chemicals; domestic use of chemicals which accrue in the environment, etc.

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When you see a thriving lake choked with some weed some schmuck threw in it, or a good bass pond speckled with goldfish, then maybe it should be a priority eh?
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Your store is reffering to Hygrophila polysperma and polysperma var sunset. It is now illegall to be grown commercialy in all 50 states and to import it or export it. This does not include other forms of Hygrophila such as difformis or corymbosa and so forth.
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What plant was 'original' to North America? Take a look in your garden and 99% of what is planted there came from overseas, Asia etc.

The concept of 'original' fauna and flora is very flawed. At what point in time does one say 'original' occured? Evolution is punctuated by emergance of new species and of subsequent changes in fauna and flora. I think the means by which US authorities, be they local or national, use to try and return an ecosystem to 'original' is usually useless, most often playing into the hands of herbicide suppliers, and has other side effects which are often even more negative.

Hygrophila polysperma is just one small item in a much larger issue. Vermont uses Sonar on lakes to try and rid them of Eurasian milfoil. Very good for the supplier and maker of Sonar herbicide - but useless in the lake and seemingly does cause side effects to fauna as far as I have observed. In this case, a weed cutter or some good old fashioned work might help to rid some inlets of this plant rather than using herbicide.

The issue is: who has the knowledge and right to say what is original in terms of species. Plants, seeds, pollen travel in the air, by water, by animal activity.

There are a lot more environmental priorities to address: rural runoff poluted with lawn chemicals; domestic use of chemicals which accrue in the environment, etc.

Andrew Cribb
M. spicatum is slowly choking out native populations of M. sibiricum and M. farwellii in Michigan. Very sad.

You can argue that this is evolution at work, but I don't think that means that a sheer disregard for the protection of native flora and fauna is warranted.
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