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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to tell the native Phragmites from the Invasive Introduced Form

Over at the Blog "Through Handlens and Binoculars"  Scott Namestnik has a good post about how to separate the native form of Common Reed Phragmites australis ssp americanus from the invasive European P. a. ssp australis. There is also a link to an excellent  power point presentation of  "A Phragmites Field GuideDistinguishing Native and Exotic Forms of Common Reed (Phragmites australis) in the United States".  by Jil Swearingen and Kristin Saltonstall.
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updated Sept. 28th to fix the links.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Muhlenberg Botanic Society September 2010 Newsletter


The first Meeting is This Thursday September 16th, 2010 at 7:00 pm. We will hold our members night and fall plants exchange please see the newsletter for important information

Also note that we will now be starting our meetings 
1/2 hour earlier than we used to. 
The meetings will start 
at 7 PM.