Category Archives: Pest species

Japanese Knotweed Along Madison’s SW Bike Path: Update on Control Efforts

Madison, WI September 10, 2014.  This blog has written about Japanese knotweed in Madison before.  In an earlier post we reported on the extensive forest and scattered outliers of Japanese knotweed (Polygonun cuspidatum) that infests portions of the SW Bike Path … Continue reading

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Reed Canary Grass Season

Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is an aggressive introduced grass that is often a management concern in wetlands across southern Wisconsin.  Recently it has demonstrated a tolerance for dry, upland soils and is often found growing in waste places, roadside … Continue reading

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The Mustard Grove

It may sound like a new upscale restaurant or the name of the latest “new urbanism” housing complex in Madison. But it’s none of these, although it is of relatively new origin and is an unusual entity. The Mustard Grove … Continue reading

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Greater Celandine–Watch for this Pest Plant

This plant is recognized by its yellow, four-parted flowers arranged in a small umbel-like cluster.  It blooms from May to August.  It likes disturbed areas, moderate soil moisture, and dabbled shade.  Celandine poppy is often found growing in association with … Continue reading

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Planting at Glenway Prairie Sites Scheduled for Ma y 18

Sandy Stark, DMNA Bike Path Chair, sends a friendly reminder that the 3rd Saturday work party is coming up soon (May 18).   Sandy will pick up two packed flats of sun and shade plants that morning and deliver them … Continue reading

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Curtis Prairie Self-Guided Walking Tour

Visitors to the UW-Madison Arboretum can now walk the trails and learn about urban impacts on the Arboretum as they follow the path of  storm water runoff as it flows through Curtis Prairie, “the world’s oldest ecologically restored prairie”,  courtesy … Continue reading

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Purple Loosestrife Persists in Lake Wingra Wetlands

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) the introduced, invasive pest plant of wetlands and other habitats, and known for its showy rose-purple flowers, is having a very good year in the wetlands and near-shore areas of Lake Wingra. Purple loosestrife is a … Continue reading

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Garlic Mustard, Control Advice From the Front Lines

From the wonderful Northern Illinois restoration blog: Prairie Piece: living in harmony with nature comes a new post with comprehensive educational information and control options for dealing with garlic mustard ( Alliaria petiolata). The restoration blogger, VJ Cepa,  speaks from experience … Continue reading

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