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Miami River – Invasive Plants

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Invasive species reduce the biodiversity and available habitat for wildlife in the area. Invasive plants outgrow natives and take away nutrition and light. Many are garden escapes.

Some plants are listed as provincial noxious and it is mandatory they be controlled. Along the Miami River Greenway we control:

Japanese Knotweed
Japanese Knotweed

Himalayan Balsam
Ragwort
Tansy Ragwort
Giant Hogweed
Giant Hogweed
Scentless chamomile
Scentless chamomile

Yellow iris
Yellow iris

Other plants are considered to be nuisance plants. Along the Miami we deal with:

Himalayan Blackberry
Himalayan Blackberry
Bindweed
Bindweed

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Lamium silver nettle plant
Lamium (silver nettle plant)

Scotch Broom
Scotch Broom (regionally noxious in Okanagan)
Reed Canary Grass
Reed Canary Grass
English Ivy
English Ivy
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